The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been subject to frequent criticism for its lax oversight of food safety, and particularly of food additives. However, this morning the agency stepped out ahead of most of its international peers, submitting for public comment a new determination that would effectively remove partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs), the primary […]
Source: CDC A study published in Pediatrics by researchers at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, OH has been in the news (ABC News; Wall Street Journal; New York Times) after they found that 72% of the breast milk samples they purchased online contained infection-causing bacteria. This comes after increased awareness and promotion of […]
The advent of big data has forced a sea change throughout the scientific research enterprise, shaking the industry’s fundamental attitude towards the data themselves. Data is now understood as the currency of research. Consequently, industry is warming to the new reality that legal norms once considered to drive business – confidential commercial information, trade secrets […]
This post was written by Holly Jarman, Research Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan. For more information about this post, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. The original post can be found at the Huffington Post. The government’s disappointing U-turn over plain packaging of tobacco has dealt a blow to campaigners and shows a government attempting to […]
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A Georgetown public health expert and attorney examines what the FDA must do to prevail. WASHINGTON — When the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) imposes new graphic warning labels for tobacco products, they can survive a First Amendment challenge if they depict health consequences and their effectiveness is supported by adequate scientific evidence, says […]
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In honor of the O’Neill Institute’s 100th blog post, we present a “top ten” list of some of our most memorable posts: 1. The Supreme Court Upholds the Affordable Care Act Upheld: The Individual Mandate is a Tax. States Have a Choice Whether to Expand Medicaid (June 2012). 2. New York’s Ban on Large Sodas: […]
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This post was written by Alberto Alemanno, O’Neill Institute Scholar . It was originally published at http://albertoalemanno.eu/category/blog. Any questions or comments about this post can be directed to email@example.com. Barely a day goes by in China without news of yet another food safety scandal. This situation is seriously affecting not only the Chinese’s sentiment of […]
On April 24, the O’Neill Institute hosted a presentation by two visiting scholars from the Shanghai Food and Drug Administration (SHFDA). Mr. Ji Chen is the Deputy Director of the Department of Drug Sale and Marketing Control at the SHFDA headquarters. Mr. Junhua Wu is the Senior Drug Inspection Officer of the Pudong Branch of the SHFDA.
A committee formed by the Institute of Medicine (IOM), National Academy of Science, and chaired by O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law Faculty Director and Georgetown University Law Center Professor Lawrence Gostin has issued a new report, “Countering the Problem of Falsified and Substandard Drugs,” which offers recommendations to the United States and […]
The fight to make Plan B, an emergency contraceptive, more widely available continues despite Health and Human Services Secretary, Kathleen Sebelius’ decision earlier this month to overrule the FDA’s recommendation that Plan B be made available over-the-counter (OTC) to women and girls of all ages. The Center for Reproductive Rights (CRR) will reopen a lawsuit, […]
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