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02.10.21

Announcing the O’Neill Institute’s New Center for Transformational Health Law

By Cynthia Sun

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  February 10, 2021 Washington, DC — Contributing to the global fight against COVID-19, Timothy O’Neill (L ’77) and Linda O’Neill (N ’77) are committing $10 million to the O’Neill Institute to fund a new Center for Transformational Health Law, which will focus on the changing legal and policy environment during and […]

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01.26.21

Regina LaBelle Appointed as Acting Director of Office of National Drug Control Policy

By Cynthia Sun

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  January 26, 2021 Washington, DC — O’Neill congratulates Regina LaBelle, distinguished scholar and program director of the Addiction and Public Policy Initiative, on her appointment as the acting director of Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) by President Joe Biden. “Regina LaBelle is an exceptional scholar and policymaker, and the O’Neill […]

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Thematic Areas: Addiction & Public Policy

11.30.20

HIV Policies In Most Countries Are Not Aligned With International Standards, Undermining Progress Against AIDS, New Report Shows

By Cynthia Sun

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  November 30, 2020 Washington, DC — With the global AIDS response set to miss 2020 targets and COVID-19 threatening to derail progress, a new report today shows that many countries have not adopted key policies needed to take advantage of scientific breakthroughs in HIV. The science of HIV has never been better, […]

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09.29.20

New HIV Policy Lab uses law and policy data in the HIV response

By Cynthia Sun

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 29 September 2020 WASHINGTON/GENEVA—Despite decades of scientific advances in the HIV response, progress remains uneven, with some countries rapidly reducing AIDS-related deaths and new HIV infections and others seeing increasing epidemics. Laws and policies are driving a significant part of that divergence.  Launched today, the HIV Policy Lab is a unique initiative to gather and monitor […]

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07.22.20

New COVID-19 Legal Database

By Cynthia Sun

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 22 July 2020 New York/Geneva/Washington, DC—Launching today, the COVID-19 Law Lab initiative gathers and shares legal documents from over 190 countries across the world to help states establish and implement strong legal frameworks to manage the pandemic. The goal is to ensure that laws protect the health and wellbeing of individuals and communities and […]

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02.13.20

Do Authoritarian Regimes Have an Advantage in an Outbreak Response?

By Johan Marulanda

EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE: Thursday, February 13, 2020; 23:30 UK / 6:30 pm ET CONTACT: Karen Teber / km463@georgetown.edu WASHINGTON – In an effort to control the COVID-19 outbreak (previously known as 2019-nCoV acute respiratory disease), China rapidly shut down a market in Wuhan suspected as the outbreak source and imposed unprecedented quarantines and cordon sanitaire […]

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01.30.20

Former Obama Administration Office of National Drug Control Policy on New 2018 Drug Overdose Data

By Johan Marulanda

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: JOHAN MARULANDA / jm3245@georgetown.edu WASHINGTON January 30, 2020 | Today, the National Center for Health Statistics released reports on 2018 Mortality in the United States and 2018 Drug Overdose Deaths. Regina LaBelle, Director of the Addiction & Public Policy Initiative at Georgetown University Law Center’s O’Neill Institute, and former Obama Administration […]

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Thematic Areas: Addiction & Public Policy

01.24.20

Wuhan 2019-nCoV: How Worried Should We Be?

By Emily Gelhausen

January 24, 2020 Lawrence O. Gostin, O’Neill Chair in Global Health Law, Georgetown University and Director, WHO Collaborating Center on National and Global Health Law Should the WHO Have Declared 2019-nCov a Public Health Emergency of International Concern? It was reasonable for WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus to wait for more definitive information before declaring a […]

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