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08.23.17

Making the Case for Declaring the U.S. Opioid Epidemic a National Public Health Emergency

By O'Neill Institute

CONTACT: Karen Teber / km463@georgetown.edu WASHINGTON (August 23, 2017) -President Trump has announced his intention to declare the opioid epidemic a national public health emergency and a new JAMA Viewpoint written by public health and law experts decisively makes the case for why and how the declaration would work.   In “Reframing the Opioid Epidemic […]

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07.28.17

FDA Decision on E-Cigs is “Seriously Troublesome”, says former Tobacco Policy Official

By O'Neill Institute

CONTACT: Karen Teber / km463@georgetown.edu WASHINGTON (July 28, 2017) — The decision today by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on marketing requirements for tobacco products “will unnecessarily allow irresponsible tobacco companies to continue marketing hundreds of excessively harmful, kid-attracting brands of e-cigarettes and cigars,” says Eric Lindblom, JD, former director of the Office of […]

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07.12.17

Ethically Interpreting Eight Words in the Tobacco Control Act to Help FDA and the Courts

By O'Neill Institute

CONTACT: Karen Teber / km463@georgetown.edu WASHINGTON (July 12, 2017) A novel project led by the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law, and funded by The Greenwall Foundation, will develop the most ethically appropriate, legally viable interpretations of a critical eight-word phrase in the Federal Tobacco Control Act, in addition to other related passages. […]

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06.13.17

Monitoring the Hepatitis C Epidemic in the United States: What Tools Are Needed to Achieve Elimination

By O'Neill Institute

CONTACT: Karen Teber / km463@georgetown.edu WASHINGTON (June 13, 2017) — With a growing consensus in the global health community that Hepatitis C (HCV) could be eliminated, a new report from the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University highlights a key missing element needed to achieving complete elimination-adequate surveillance and monitoring-and […]

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04.17.17

Emergency Legal Preparedness Sumit

By O'Neill Institute

CONTACT: Karen Teber / km463@georgetown.edu WASHINGTON (April 17, 2017) –  What are the critical challenges in emergency legal preparedness and policy? Public health preparedness leaders, officials and experts will examine the question during the “Emergency Legal Preparedness Summit” on Friday, April 21, 2017 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Georgetown University Law Center. […]

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03.24.17

Health Care Reform and HIV: Policy Experts Examine How to Protect and Advance HIV Public Health Gains

By O'Neill Institute

CONTACT: Karen Teber / km463@georgetown.edu WASHINGTON (March 24, 2017) – As the U.S. health care landscape potentially changes, leading HIV/AIDS policy experts say renewed investment in the federally-funded Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program is critical for continued progress in improving the health of people with HIV,  preventing the transmission of HIV to others and reducing health […]

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03.23.17

JAMA Viewpoint Explores Impact of President Trumps New Immigration and Refugee Executive Orders on Individual and Public Health

By O'Neill Institute

CONTACT: Karen Teber / km463@georgetown.edu EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE: Thursday, March 23, 2017; 11:00am ET WASHINGTON-The transformation of US immigration policy could have a harmful effect on the general public, patients and the health care system, say two public health law experts. Writing in the JAMA Viewpoint, “President Trump’s Immigration Policies: Endangering Health & Wellbeing?” published […]

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03.16.17

The AHCA: Understanding the Current Healthcare Proposal

By O'Neill Institute

CONTACT: Karen Teber / km463@georgetown.edu   WASHINGTON (March 16, 2017) -The O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown Law hosts “The AHCA: Understanding the Current Healthcare Proposal,” a forum with top legal experts to discuss differences between the Affordable Care Act and the American Health Care Act. Specifically, the focus will be […]

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01.16.17

New Report Offers Global Resource On Using The Law To Improve Health

By O'Neill Institute

CONTACT: Karen Teber / km463@georgetown.edu JANUARY 16, 2017 – Soda tax in Mexico. Salt limits in South Africa. Plain tobacco packaging in Australia. National health insurance in Ghana. Mandatory motorcycle helmets in Vietnam. Health care in the United States of America.   These are just some of the hundreds of examples demonstrating the vital role […]

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01.09.17

Georgetown Global Health Law Experts Examine “A Pivitol Moment of Opportunity and Peril” in Global Health

By O'Neill Institute

CONTACT: Karen Teber / km463@georgetown.edu WASHINGTON — As the world’s leading global health organizations – the World Health Organization, World Bank and United Nations – face significant political changes and challenges internally and externally, two global health law experts point out that galvanizing solidarity around the right to health is more critical now than perhaps […]

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