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SALEM – Gov. Kate Brown's $320 million tobacco tax package, considered by many observers to be on life support just a week ago, has roared back into the spotlight in the legislative session's final days.

Jun 13 2019
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CareOregon is taking a more prominent position as an insurer for the Oregon Health Plan in the Portland metro area, which has a third of the state’s Medicaid population.

Jun 12 2019

In a ruling issued Wednesday, U.S. District Court Judge Michael Mosman declined to find the state in contempt of a longstanding federal court order that dictates admissions for people with mental illnesses at the Oregon State Hospital.

Jun 12 2019
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SALEM – As the Oregon legislative session nears its final days and lawmakers rush to move priority bills through committees, advocates of the state's pioneering Death with Dignity law are pushing for a change to increase patient access to life-ending drugs.

Jun 12 2019
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Registered nurses at the troubled Unity Center for Behavioral Health in Northeast Portland have won their bid for a unionization vote.

Jun 12 2019

Uganda’s first case of Ebola has been confirmed by the Ministry of Health (MOH) and the World Health Organization (WHO), marking the first case to be confirmed outside of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) since the outbreak began last August.

Jun 12 2019
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Jun 12 2019
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SALEM – Proponents expect a bill that would force prescription drug manufacturers to be more transparent about price hikes to land soon on Gov. Kate Brown’s desk, putting Oregon at the forefront of efforts to fight against skyrocketing drug prices.

Jun 10 2019

The Oregon Health Authority released a proposal Friday for how it will deal with the backlog of jail inmates trying to get mental health treatment at the Oregon State Hospital.

Jun 9 2019
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SALEM – A union-backed effort to restore double health insurance coverage for couples both employed by the government has picked up steam.

Jun 9 2019

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