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09.01.20

Big Soda Sanctioned for Deceptive Advertising in Landmark Decision in Colombia

By O’Neill Institute

This expert column was written by Isabel Barbosa and Ariadna Tovar Ramírez.  On July 10, 2020, the national authority on consumer protection in Colombia (Superintendencia de Industria y Comercio, or SIC) imposed a fine of approximately US$500,000 on Postobón, the biggest soda company in the country. The decision found that Postobón’s deceptive advertising of the […]

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08.20.20

Q&A with Kashish Aneja

By O’Neill Institute

Kashish Aneja is a practicing lawyer in New Delhi, and an international legal consultant specializing in Global Health Law. Currently, he’s consulting for the O’Neill Institute, and over the past 2 years, he worked in different capacities for the World Health Organization (WHO), Centre for Reproductive Rights and GAVI the Vaccine Alliance. 1. What drew […]

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08.11.20

Medication-Based Treatment for Substance Use Disorder in Correctional Facilities: 2020 State Legislation & the Long Road to Providing Treatment to Incarcerated Populations

By O’Neill Institute

This post was written by Kristin D. Ewing.  Over 20 million people reported having a substance use disorder in 2018, including alcohol use disorders and opioid use disorders. As the science continues to shift on best practices for substance use disorder treatment, there has been a huge push to increase access to treatment and recovery […]

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Thematic Areas: Addiction & Public Policy

08.06.20

The Final Say on Australia’s Plain Packaging Law at the WTO

By O’Neill Institute

This post was written by Nicholas J. Diamond, JD, LLM, MBe, an Adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown Law. His academic work focuses on the intersection of economic issues, human rights, and the law. On June 9, the World Trade Organization (WTO) disputes concerning Australia’s plain packaging law for tobacco products, which began in 2012, […]

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08.03.20

Racially-Driven Police Violence is a Human Rights Violation

By Sarah Wetter

This post was written by Erica White, Intern, O’Neill Institute, and JD Candidate, ASU Law; and Sarah Wetter, Law Fellow, O’Neill Institute. On June 15, 2020 the United Nations Human Rights Council convened for the first time after a three-month long hiatus necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Council focused on a major threat to […]

07.28.20

Who Bears the Burden?: How Current HCV Elimination Efforts Are Likely to Exacerbate the Existing HCV Burden on Vulnerable LGBT and Immigrant Populations

By O’Neill Institute

This article was written by Prashasti Bhatnagar, JD/MPH candidate at Georgetown University Law Center/Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. INTRODUCTION Hepatitis C is one of the most common blood-borne infections in the United States; about 3.5 million persons are estimated to be chronically infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections in the nation. Health […]

Thematic Areas: Infectious Diseases

07.28.20

UN Experts Call for Decisive Measures to Tackle NCDs: Front-of-Package Warning Labelling

By O’Neill Institute

This blog post was written by Oscar A. Cabrera and Andrés Constantin. “Without clear efforts to promote action on the prevention of unhealthy diets, the rise of [noncommunicable diseases] will remain on the margins of global health action. States cannot remain passive in the face of NCDs. They should adopt an integral approach to reduce […]

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07.27.20

A Post-COVID-19 Global Health Infrastructure, Part II: Health Equity Programs of Action

By Eric A. Friedman

  Today’s existing global health arrangements failed to stop COVID-19 from so far infecting more than 16 million people – and fast rising – and killing more than 600,000 – a toll rising by thousands every day, and with both infections and deaths likely drastically underreported. Of course, even before COVID-19, the global heath infrastructure […]

07.14.20

A wolf in sheep’s clothing: the food and beverage industry and our ability to respond to health challenges

By Isabel Barbosa

Image courtesy of the New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Genitourinary (GU) Oncology Program Since the Covid-19 pandemic took over the world, the food and beverage industry has been raising its profile by engaging in highly publicized donations. Last month, for example, Coca-Cola announced that they were “supporting communities and health professionals” by “donating over 2.5 million liters […]

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07.13.20

Reflections on the History of Contact Tracing

By Sean Bland

Contact tracing is essential to preventing the spread of COVID-19. I previously wrote a blog post about the release of an O’Neill Institute brief, Quick Take: HIV Lessons for COVID-19 Contact Tracing. While the brief provides recommendations for what to do and not to do in responding to the COVID-19 crisis, I thought it would […]

Thematic Areas: Infectious Diseases

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