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Usage increased more in Oregon than nationwide, and included students younger than 21, the legal age for use.

College students at two large public universities in Oregon are reporting more use of marijuana following the drug’s legalization, including among those who are underage, Oregon State University researchers have found.

Jul 18 2018
Dr. Jeffrey Kirsch, hired in 2002, will remain a professor and will retain his salary of nearly $500,000.

In a sudden move, Oregon Health & Science University officials have demoted the head of their anesthesiology department.

 

Jul 18 2018
They've been working without a contract since the end of June. They want the hospital, one of two in The Dalles-Hood River area, to hire more staff.

Nurses at Mid-Columbia Medical Center in The Dalles are pushing for a new contract.

 

Jul 17 2018

What: A public meeting of the Nurse Staffing Advisory Board SurveyMonkey Committee

Jul 17 2018

What: A public meeting of the Oregon Health Authority's CCO Metrics and Scoring Committee

When: Friday, July 20, 9 a.m. to noon

Jul 17 2018

What: The Oregon Acute Opioid Prescribing Guidelines Workgroup is holding a public meeting to develop detailed recommendations for acute opioid prescribing that will be included as an amendment to Oregon’s existing Statewide Opioid Prescribing Guidelines.

Jul 17 2018

What: The regular public meeting of the Tobacco Reduction Advisory Committee

When: Thursday, July 26, 1-3 p.m.

Jul 17 2018
Residents of nine states, all Republican-led, that have joined a lawsuit against the health care law have high rates of preexisting conditions. Under the law, insurers cannot discriminate against them but if the shield were removed, they could have trouble getting health insurance or could pay higher rates than others.

If the Affordable Care Act’s protections for people with preexisting medical conditions are struck down in court, residents of the Republican-led states that are challenging the law have the most to lose.

Jul 17 2018

In the United States, African-American women die more often and are often diagnosed younger with more aggressive forms of breast cancer than white women. Susan G.

Jul 17 2018
The ranking Democrat on the U.S. Senate Finance Committee and Oregon senator called on the administration to release public comments on the plan.

Oregon U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden again blasted the Trump administration on Monday over its proposed drug pricing plan.

Jul 16 2018

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