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12.19.16

Georgetown’s O’Neill Institute Names Former FDA Official as Tobacco Control and Food & Drug Law Program Director

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CONTACT: Karen Teber / km463@georgetown.edu WASHINGTON (Dec. 19, 2016) — The O’Neill Institute for National & Global Health Law at Georgetown Law has named Eric Lindblom, JD, as director of its Tobacco Control and Food & Drug Law Program. Lindblom, a long-time tobacco control legal and policy expert, is a former director of the Office […]

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10.24.16

Asylum Seeker and Refugee Health, Law, and Policy: An O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law Colloquium

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CONTACT: Karen Teber / km463@georgetown.edu MEDIA ADVISORY WASHINGTON (Oct. 24, 2016) – What are the legal and policy issues that support forced migrants and what are the gaps in international law that may leave certain forced migrants vulnerable and without access to health or legal protections? The world is facing virtually unprecedented levels of forced […]

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10.13.16

amfAR Publishes Recommendations for Health Plans and Health Care Purchasers to Support Efforts to Curb the HIV Epidemic in the U.S.

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CONTACT: Joana Casas Manager, Program Communications 212.806.1602 joana.casas@amfar.org NEW YORK, Oct. 13, 2016  – Today, amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research released a new report, “Curbing the HIV Epidemic by Supporting Effective Engagement in HIV Care: Recommendations for Health Plans and Health Care Purchasers,” which highlights the critical role of health plans and health care […]

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10.13.16

Global Health Leaders Identify Top Priority for Next WHO Director-General

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CONTACT: Karen Teber / km463@georgetown.edu WASHINGTON (October 13, 2016) –What should be the highest priority for the next World Health Organization Director-General in the face of mounting health challenges and a shortage of funding? Global health leaders from across the world say “the answer lies within the [WHO’s] main constitutional pillar, the right of everyone […]

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09.30.16

Safety of Personal Health Information: Regulation Around the Emergence of Wearable Technology

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CONTACT: Karen Teber / km463@georgetown.edu WASHINGTON (September 30, 2016) — Wearable technology allow us to log huge amounts of information about ourselves that is designed to help us live healthier lives. But what are the legal, policy and regulatory issues associated with health information and the wearable technology boom from the perspective of privacy advocates, […]

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09.26.16

Black Men and Health Disparities

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CONTACT: Karen Teber / km463@georgetown.edu WASHINGTON (September 26, 2016) – What is the role of law and policy in eliminating racial health disparities? That is one of many topics to be discussed at “Black Men and Health Disparities,” an O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law Colloquium on Wednesday, Sept. 28. In addition to […]

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09.21.16

Health and Human Rights Expert, Alicia Ely Yamin, Joins The O’Neill Institute

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CONTACT: Karen Teber / km463@georgetown.edu WASHINGTON (September 21, 2016) The O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University has named Alicia Ely Yamin, a pioneering scholar in social and economic approaches to realizing health rights, as director of the O’Neill Institute’s Health and Human Rights Initiative. Trained in both law and public […]

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09.19.16

What to Do After Prohibition? Regulatory Alternatives in the Americas and the Marijuana Debate in Mexico

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WASHINGTON (September 19, 2016) – What effects have prohibitionist policies had on drug consumption, incarceration and violence, particularly in the United States and in Latin America? What are the regulatory alternatives in the Americas for marijuana – both for medical and personal use in countries like Canada, Colombia, the U.S. and Uruguay? The O’Neill Institute […]

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09.18.16

O’Neill Institute Praises Today’s “Every Woman Every Child” IAP Report

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WASHINGTON (September 18, 2016) – The O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law today endorses the Every Woman Every Child’s Independent Accountability Panel (IAP) report released Sunday as the 71st Regular Session of the UN General Assembly continues its meeting in New York. Earlier this year, the UN Secretary-General appointed the panel, which includes […]

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08.31.16

Georgetown Professor Says Yellow Fever Remains a Global Threat; Advocates Expanding Ring of Vaccination

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Contact: Karen Teber Km463@georgetown.edu WASHINGTON (August 31, 2016) – A public health law expert at the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law says today’s World Health Organization Emergency Committee meeting to review the latest information about the yellow fever outbreak is critical to maintaining a state of preparedness, but agrees the situation doesn’t […]

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