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New York’s Ban on Large Sodas Put to Rest in NY’s Highest Court

This post was written by Fernanda Alonso, O’Neill Institute Research Assistant. Comments or questions about this post can be directed to  fa265@georgetown.edu. On June 26, 2014, New York’s highest court refused to reinstate New York City’s ban on the sale of large sodas and other sugar drinks. This bill—passed on March 12, 2012 by eight members […]

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3 Reasons Anyone Interested in Health Law Should Join Our Summer Programs

There are many reasons to consider joining us for this year’s O’Neill Institute Summer Programs. Here are three: 1) Our topics are highly relevant to legal practitioners, policy-makers, and scholars, alike: Emerging Issues in Food and Drug Law (July 14-18) and US Health Reform – The Affordable Care Act (July 21-25). Our unique programs are structured to give you both […]

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New Certificates in Food and Drug Law and U.S. Health Law!

Starting in Fall 2014 Georgetown Law will offer two new certificate programs in Food and Drug Law and U.S. Health Law.   The Certificate in Food and Drug Law or the Certificate in U.S. Health Law may be completed as a stand-alone program or in conjunction with an LL.M. in Global Health Law or the General […]

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Global Health and Human Rights Database Webinar Hosted by the World Bank Institute

The Global Health and Human Rights Database is a free online database of law from around the world relating to health and human rights. With the collaboration of a worldwide network of partners—including NGOs, academics and private researchers—the database offers an interactive, searchable, and fully indexed website of case law, national constitutions and international instruments. […]

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Public health in the digital era part 1: the top 10 health blogs you should be reading

The internet is a double-edged sword.  We have access to a world of information, but we’re overwhelmed by news reports, policy developments, and new scientific research.  Reading high-quality blogs is one way of staying on top of recent issues in public health. Here I present ten of the best health blogs, drawn from recommendations from […]

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Greg Martin Interviews Lawrence Gostin on Global Health Law

Don’t miss the below video featuring Professor Lawrence Gostin as he discusses his new book, global health law, and career opportunities for new professionals in the field with Dr. Greg Martin.  Dr. Martin is the Director of Elimination of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV at the Clinton Health Access Initiative and Editor-in-Chief of Globalization and Health. Professor […]

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You’re Invited – O’Neill Institute Summer Programs 2014!

The O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University invites you to our 2014 Summer Programs. Now in our third year, we are excited to present two programs this summer: (1) Emerging Issues in Food and Drug Law and (2) US Health Reform – The Affordable Care Act. The Summer Programs convene […]

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Can cigarettes teach us about french fries?

Obesity is a burgeoning global epidemic. Attributable worldwide deaths rose from 2.6 million in 2005 to 3.4 million in 2014. Drawing on decades of experience in the fight for global tobacco control, public health advocates are attempting an aggressive response to control a problem already tinkering on calamity. Today, at a meeting of the World […]

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High Time for International Drug Policy Reform

Marijuana laws and policies are beginning to undergo reform in Latin America and in some states in the U.S., such as Colorado and Washington, as policymakers shift from a strict prohibitionist approach to one that embraces both public health and human rights principles to tackle the illicit drug problem. Just this past week, the District […]

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How low can we go? Six steps for an effective national salt reduction program

  Hypertension affects one-third of American adults; around 67 million people. High blood pressure is the leading risk factor for heart disease and stroke – the first and fourth most common causes of death in the US. Hypertension is not the inevitable by-product of aging; ‘chronic sodium intoxication’ is a significant contributor, i.e. the large […]

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