A Pennsylvania-based Fortune 500 health care company is having a tough time elbowing its way into the Oregon market, judging by a lawsuit the company filed against five Oregon Medicaid insurers and its stymied attempt so far to build a psychiatric hospital in Wilsonville.
Dec 10 2019

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The drug company trade group PhRMA has filed a legal challenge to a pair of Oregon laws designed to curb prescription prices. The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America filed suit in Eugene against two bills that passed the Oregon Legislature with bipartisan support.
Dec 11 2019

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Nothing Jenn and Jason learned in parenting class prepared them for the challenges they’ve faced raising a child prone to violent outbursts.
Dec 14 2019
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Providence Health & Services faces a lawsuit from a former nursing supervisor who says she was retaliated against for reporting safety issues at a Northeast Portland clinic.
Dec 11 2019

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A doctor and a patient from Oregon have testified in Washington, D.C., in support of Food and Drug Administration approval of a new drug for people suffering from thyroid eye disease.
Dec 13 2019

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Oregon health officials are warning people about “alarmingly” high levels of lead found in some turmeric and cosmetics traditionally used in South and Southeast Asian cultures.
Dec 12 2019

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Mass shootings tend to dominate the headlines when it comes to trauma in schools. But many children also struggle with other mental health issues in their everyday lives.
Dec 12 2019
No clear split between conservative and liberal Supreme Court justices emerged Tuesday as justices heard arguments over whether the federal government could renege on Congress’ promise to p
Dec 11 2019

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After three years of legal victories, setbacks and appeals, Moda Health and other insurers are finally facing off with the federal government at the U.S. Supreme Court.
Dec 9 2019
Tens of thousands of Oregonians have less than a week to enroll in health insurance for next year.
Dec 9 2019

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Science has proved, no kidding around: Picking health insurance is extremely hard.
Dec 9 2019
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Oregon’s behavioral health and addiction services agencies are operating at a subpar level in part because low pay, high stress and other problems prompt workers to quit the field, leading to acute worker shortages, experts told the Oregon Health Policy Board this week.
Dec 5 2019
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Oregon has filed litigation against the pharmaceutical giant against Johnson & Johnson over devices that have caused hundreds of thousands of women around the globe to experience debilitating side effects.
Dec 5 2019

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Nurses at McMinnville’s Willamette Valley Medical Center have filed a petition to unionize, citing worries about patient safety and complaints about benefits.
Dec 4 2019
Saturday is the deadline for most people with Medicare coverage to sign up for private drug and medical plans for next year.
Dec 6 2019
In this highly partisan political moment, there’s one issue that nearly every American can agree on: Our health care system is a mess and in need of a dramatic overhaul.
Dec 6 2019
The Oregon Health Authority has identified three additional cases of severe lung illness linked to vaping. The state has now seen a total of 20 cases of EVALI — what health officials are referring to as ‘E-cigarette or Vaping Product Associated Lung Injury.’ Two cases have been fatal.
Dec 4 2019
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A longtime mental health therapist for Legacy Health has filed a lawsuit against his employer, accusing managers of retaliating against him for repeatedly complaining about patient and staff safety at the Unity Center for Behavioral Health in Portland.
Nov 25 2019
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Multnomah County has failed hundreds of patients who suffer from severe mental illness like schizophrenia or bipolar disorder by not providing them with taxpayer-funded services, a county audit said Wednesday.
Nov 20 2019
Briefly: Salem Hospital At Near Capacity
Mar 28 2019
Read the latest press releases from organizations around the state.
Press Release: Klamath Falls Celebrates New Sky Lakes Health Center Opening
Dec 12 2019