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

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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.
23-Aug-2017 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Is There Any Reason to Allow Cigarette Companies to Send Coupons (or Any Other Advertising) to Nonsmokers?

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Because cigarettes are inherently and inescapably harmful and deadly to smokers and to exposed nonusers there cannot be any public health justification for tobacco company efforts to encourage nonsmokers to begin smoking – or for FDA to continue...
18-Aug-2017 4:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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

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...
12-Jul-2017 5:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Global Health Experts Say Elimination of Hepatitis C in the US is Possible: How Do We Make It Happen?

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With a growing consensus in the global health community that Hepatitis C (HCV) could be eliminated, a new report highlights a key missing element needed to achieving complete elimination—adequate surveillance and monitoring—and explains how...
14-Jun-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

New WHO Director-General Should Reform Critical Laws for “Safer, Healthier, and Fairer World”

Reforms to a “trilogy” of global health laws are necessary to assure success and provide a critical roadmap for the World Health Organization’s next director-general, say three Georgetown University legal and public health experts.
11-May-2017 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Emergency Legal Preparedness Summit

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...
17-Apr-2017 6:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Direct to Consumer Genetic Testing: Risks and Opportunities

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Accurate genetic testing stands to transform modern medicine by offering effective, personalized treatment. Last week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration authorized marketing of the first direct-to-consumer genetic health risk tests. Individuals...
13-Apr-2017 12:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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

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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.
22-Mar-2017 2:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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FDA Decision On E-Cigs is “Seriously Troubling,” Says Former Tobacco Policy Official

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28-Jul-2017 11:05 AM EDT

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

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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.
20-Dec-2016 6:05 AM EST

@Oneillinstitute Global Health Scholar Reacts to @WHO’s Decision on #Zika #PHEIC

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18-Nov-2016 12:05 PM EST

Georgetown Professor Says #YellowFever Remains a Global Threat; Advocates Expanding Ring of Vaccination

31-Aug-2016 2:05 PM EDT

Viral Hepatitis is the Seventh Leading Cause of Death Worldwide; U.S. Treatment Interventions Continue To Go Underfunded

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An article published on July 6, 2016 in The Lancet ranks viral hepatitis infections – specifically both Hepatitis B (HBV) and Hepatitis C (HCV) – as the seventh leading cause of death worldwide in 2013, up from tenth in 1990. …hepatitis C...
10-Jul-2016 4:05 PM EDT

Victory for Public Health: International Ruling Against Philip Morris

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8-Jul-2016 5:05 PM EDT

Georgetown Professor: WHO Emergency Meeting “The Right Thing to Do”

19-May-2016 1:05 PM EDT

Georgetown Professor Comments on Zika Funding

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19-May-2016 7:05 AM EDT

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