The Commissioner of the United States Food and Drug Administration, Margaret Hamburg will provide the keynote address to the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law’s Summer Program on Emerging Issues in Food and Drug Law. Margaret A. Hamburg became the 21st commissioner of food and drugs on May 18, 2009. The second woman […]
I grew up quite sure about what was the greatest food threat to my health: fat. Not at first – I remember in elementary school the snacks my mother would prepare when my brother and I got home from school, with plenty of grapes, apples, peanut butter – and cheese. We had whole milk in […]
On Monday evening, Georgetown Law celebrated the launch of O’Neill Institute Faculty Director, Lawrence Gostin’s new book Global Health Law. At the event, Ezekiel Emanuel, Laurie Garrett, and Edith Brown Weiss joined a panel, moderated by Gostin, to discuss the book and broader themes of global health and justice. This post provides a brief recap […]
Please join the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University for a one-week intensive summer institute exploring the domestic and international legal, regulatory, and policy framework shaping the safety and availability of foods and medicines worldwide. The program will cover U.S. domestic law including recent laws and regulations; international regulatory harmonization […]
In the 30 plus years since HIV was first described, there’s been an omnipresent desire to identify the “bad actors” that are responsible for HIV becoming an epidemic. This is true nowhere more than in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Much blame over the years has been laid at the feet of those who are perceived as […]
On February 24, 2014, Uganda President Yoweri Museveni signed the infamous anti-homosexuality bill into law. He signed it despite threats of losing economic aid from the United States (Uganda’s largest donor). Now, a number donors have suspended aid to Uganda, including the United States and the World Bank. The European Parliament passed a resolution just […]
Posted in Global Health, Human Rights; Tagged: access to health care, Africa, anti-gay, Anti-homosexuality, CESCR, Gay, health and human rights, ICESCR, LGBT, LGBTI, Museveni, PEPFAR, right to health, Uganda.
Research points to the possibility that taking antibiotics could lead to weight gain. Could this reality be the necessary catalyst to change the way we use antibiotics in general?Antibiotic overuse is a public health crisis. For decades, scientists have supported changing antibiotic prescribing practices in response to the alarming consequences of their overuse – most […]
“The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The past few years have produced a flurry of films documenting (e.g. Fire in the Blood and How to Survive a Plague) and dramatizing (e.g. Dallas Buyers Club) the fight for access to medicines during the […]
On Wednesday evening, the O’Neill Institute and Doctors Without Borders hosted a film screening of Fire in the Blood, followed by a panel discussion. This post provides a recap of the main themes of the film. A video recording of the panel discussion that followed is available at the end of the post. Director Dylan Gray’s […]
On February 11, 2014, the FDA launched “The Real Cost” education campaign, aimed at preventing at-risk youth from using tobacco and reducing the amount of teenagers who become regular smokers. In 2009, President Obama signed into law the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, granting the FDA the authority to regulate tobacco. The campaign […]
Posted in FDA, Global Health, Health reform, Tobacco; Tagged: Adolescent Health, anthropology, child health, children, HHS, National Healthcare, NCDs, non-communicable diseases, public health, Real Cost Campaign, Smoking, Teenagers, tobacco control.
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