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US FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg to Keynote O’Neill Institute Summer Program on Emerging Issues in Food and Drug Law

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 […]

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Planetary health, Lesson 2: What do March’s two transportation tragedies say about us?

You have no doubt heard about MH 370, the Malaysian Airlines plane lost in the Southern Indian Ocean, with its 239 passengers and crew almost surely killed in a crash into the ocean For several days after the plane disappeared last month this was a lead story in major news media outlets. Even now, whenever […]

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Planetary health, Lesson 1: What does evolving evidence on saturated fat say about the state of our species and our planet?

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 […]

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July 21-25 – US Health Reform – The Affordable Care Act (O’Neill Institute Summer Program with Confirmed Speakers)

The American healthcare system has undergone enormous change in the last few years. At both the federal and state levels, understanding the new landscape introduced by the Affordable Care Act, with its legal intricacies and policy nuance, is paramount to anyone working in this field. This summer, join Georgetown scholars and DC health policy wonks […]

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July 14-18 – Emerging Issues in Food and Drug Law (O’Neill Institute Summer Program with Confirmed Speakers)

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 […]

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The use of law as an instrument in prevention: A short report from the EU Summit on Chronic Diseases

  Today I attended the first day of the EU Summit on Chronic Diseases. The Summit brings together policymakers, stakeholders and interest groups involved in chronic disease prevention, with the aim of developing a set of recommendations for policy action to reduce the medical, social and economic burden of chronic diseases in the EU. This […]

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Five Things About the Affordable Care Act Post Open Enrollment

This post was co-authored by Michael Templeman, Director, New Initiatives at the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law. The first open enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act (ACA), or “Obamacare” officially closed on March 31.  Here are five things to know about the ACA post-open enrollment. 1. Number of Enrollees Has Exceeded […]

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Building on the Affordable Care Act to Make the Health System Work for Young Gay Men

The initial open enrollment period for private insurance under the Affordable Care Act ends on March 31st, 2014. Getting those with HIV and at risk for HIV enrolled in insurance is a critical step in containing the HIV epidemic. Equally important work must continue after initial enrollment to assure coverage that provides access to culturally […]

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Fighting fat: What we can learn from the military’s war on obesity?

  September 11 and the 2011 anthrax attacks drew America’s attention to the role of public health in national security. The events of 2011 also led to an overhaul of public health laws that enable governments to respond rapidly and effectively to bioterrorism and other public health emergencies. Yet one of the biggest threats to […]

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The ACA’s Contraception Coverage Mandate: Constitutional Limits On Exempting Employers

This post was written by John D. Kraemer, Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Systems Administration at Georgetown University and O’Neill Institute Scholar.  It was originally published in the Health Affairs Blog on March 20, 2014, and the summary is posted here with permission of the author.  The views presented here are his own. […]

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