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08.02.19

FDA Can and Should Regulate State-Legalized Cannabis to Protect the Public Health

By Johan Marulanda

CONTACT: Johan Marulanda / jm3245@georgetown.edu FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  August 2, 2019 WASHINGTON DC | As states across the country legalize cannabis, new businesses are developing dangerous new cannabis products and marketing them in irresponsible ways. Former FDA official says that FDA could use its existing authorities to “make state cannabis legalization less harmful and risky […]

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Thematic Areas: Food & Drug Law

06.12.19

Through Strategic Action, the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Can Move the U.S. Toward Elimination of Hepatitis C among People with HIV

By Johan Marulanda

Contact: Johan Marulanda / johan.marulanda@georgetown.edu  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE WASHINGTON | 1 in 4 people living with HIV will become infected with Hepatitis C (HCV) during their lifetime. The Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program, the federal program that fills in gaps in care for uninsured and underinsured people with HIV to create a nationwide system of care […]

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Thematic Areas: Infectious Diseases

06.05.19

Illicit Trade Risks ‘Too Small and Weak’ to Delay FDA Rule to Reduce Nicotine in Cigarettes

By Johan Marulanda

Contact: Johan Marulanda / johan.marulanda@georgetown.edu EMBARGOED: Wednesday, June 5, 2019; 4:00 PM ET WASHINGTON | New analysis shows that any illicit trade of full-nicotine cigarettes after a new FDA rule to reduce nicotine in smoked tobacco products would be ‘too small’ to interfere with public health gains, directly contradicting tobacco industry arguments against the rule. […]

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Thematic Areas: Food & Drug Law

06.05.19

Casey Ruling, Not Roe v. Wade, Likely to Be Key in U.S. Supreme Court Cases Impacting Women’s Access to Abortion

By Johan Marulanda

CONTACT: Johan Marulanda / Johan.Marulanda@georgetown.edu EMBARGOED: Wednesday, June 5, 2019; 11 a.m. ET WASHINGTON – The U.S. Supreme Court is unlikely to overturn Roe v. Wade, but could uphold multiple abortion restrictions in newly passed state laws, say two prominent health law experts. They explain why such action would exacerbate health, social, and economic inequities […]

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Thematic Areas: Health & Human Rights

05.16.19

Call to Adopt Global Action Plan to Protect Refugee and Migrant Health at WHA

By Johan Marulanda

CONTACT: Karen Teber / km463@georgetown.edu EMBARGOED: Thursday, May 16, 2019; 6:30 p.m. ET WASHINGTON — The World Health Assembly should “adopt, and robustly implement” the World Health Organization’s Global Action Plan (GAP) to Protect the Health of Refugees and Migrants to better achieve the human right to health for the world’s most vulnerable people. That […]

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05.14.19

Georgetown study shows aid from the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB, and Malaria linked to reducing corruption, better governance

By Johan Marulanda

New research shows effects of international health aid beyond fighting disease, challenges “dead aid” critique CONTACT: Johan Marulanda / johan.marulanda@georgetown.edu FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE WASHINGTON D.C. (May 14, 2019) | International aid from the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria is linked to better governance in low- and middle-income countries, including improved control of […]

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04.30.19

Experts Call to Use the Law to Advance Global Health

By Johan Marulanda

CONTACT: Johan Marulanda / jm3245@georgetown.edu EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE: April 30th, 2019 6:30 PM EDT April 30, 2019 WASHINGTON D.C. | An international commission of legal and global health experts build a compelling case and give seven recommendations on how the law can be used as a tool to ensure the public’s health and safety in […]

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04.19.19

JAMA Viewpoint: Increasing US Vaccine Coverage Through Law, Science and Communication

By Johan Marulanda

CONTACT: Karen Teber / km463@georgetown.edu EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE: Friday, April 19, 2019; 11 a.m. ET WASHINGTON – Three public health leaders are calling for a multi-pronged approach to restoring the vaccination level needed in the U.S. to ensure herd immunity and prevent disease outbreaks such as the current measles outbreak in New York. Writing in […]

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Thematic Areas: Health & Human Rights

03.14.19

1 in 5 New HIV Diagnoses are among Latinx Gay and Bisexual Men: Experts Recommend Expanded Policy Focus on Latinx LGBTQ Communities

By Johan Marulanda

Contact: Johan Marulanda / jm3245@georgetown.edu FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE WASHINGTON, DC (March 14, 2019) Following the release of President Trump’s budget request for FY 2020 this week calling for a $291 million increase in funding for his Plan to End the HIV Epidemic over the next decade, the O’Neill Institute is releasing a new policy brief […]

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Thematic Areas: Infectious Diseases

02.15.19

New Study Finds Filtered “Little Cigars” are Actually Cigarettes Under Existing Laws And are Evading Taxes and Public Health Regulations

By Johan Marulanda

  CONTACT: Johan Marulanda / jm3245@georgetown.edu FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington D.C. – A new study, by researchers at Georgetown University’s O’Neill Institute for National & Global Health Law and Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center shows that many filtered ‘little cigars’ are actually cigarettes under applicable laws and are evading the higher taxes and stronger public health […]

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Thematic Areas: Food & Drug Law