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The millions of dollars and countless hours that Oregon health officials have devoted to fighting the opioid epidemic in recent years have had an effect: Overdose deaths from prescription painkillers have fallen to a 14-year low. 

Jul 5 2019
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With less than two weeks before the state allocates Medicaid contracts for the next five-year round, Lane County’s coordinated care organization has forged a key tie -- one that was recently broken.

Jul 2 2019
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The Oregon Legislature ended its session on Sunday after a marathon weekend in which it passed several health care bills, including one that went down to the wire.

Jul 1 2019
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Last year was financially stellar for top executives at Oregon’s major health insurance providers. Most received major compensation increases from their bosses, mostly in the form of increased bonuses.

Jun 28 2019

During Wednesday night’s Democratic presidential primary debate — the first in a two-night event viewed as the de facto launch of the primary season — health policies, ranging from “Medicare for All” to efforts to curb skyrocketing drug prices, were among the key issues the 10 hopeful candidates

Jun 27 2019

The roughly 350,000 Oregonians who buy individual or small-employer health insurance plans face a range of premium increases in 2020 going as high as 8.9 percent for individuals and 13.1 percent for small groups, under preliminary rates the state issued Wednesday.

Jun 26 2019
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SALEM – This week, the Oregon House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a bill to set up a statewide prescription drug take-back program.

Jun 26 2019

Albertina Kerr is pleased to announce the appointment of Alfredo Soto, M.D., as its new Medical Director of Children’s Mental Health Programs beginning July 1, 2019. 

Jun 26 2019

This year has brought an unprecedented wave of new state laws that allow abortions to be performed only early in pregnancy — if at all.

Jun 26 2019
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Let the good times keep rolling, say Oregon Health & Science University budget officials.

Jun 26 2019

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