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As the scientific community scrambles to find a drug that can effectively treat tens of thousands of patients sickened by a new respiratory virus, they are trying some surprising remedies: medicines targeting known killers like HIV, Ebola and malaria.

Feb 13 2020
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A year ago, state legislators approved $30 million to improve a program run by the Oregon Department of Human Services for the developmentally disabled.

But on Wednesday, DHS officials were back before the Legislature, asking for more money.

Feb 12 2020
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Speaker Tina Kotek has added $20 million to her proposal to help Oregon cities deal with rising homelessness.

Feb 12 2020
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An Oregon committee assigned to setting a statewide cap on the rise in health care spending has agreed to a number: 3.4%.

Feb 12 2020

Chris Bright, Co-Founder of Zapproved, is assuming the top board leadership spot for Business for a Better Portland, the 400+ member business association focused on helping its members engage with regional policy on housing, homelessness, transportation, and economic opportunity. 

Feb 12 2020

PacificSource Health Plans has hired Richard Blackwell as its Oregon director of government relations. In this role, Blackwell will direct PacificSource’s public policy, government affairs, and advocacy activities throughout the state.

Feb 12 2020
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The Oregon House passed a bill on Tuesday that bans online and telephone sales of vaping products.

Feb 11 2020

Good Shepherd Health Care System is pleased to welcome Oncology & Hematology Specialist Stephen Iacoboni, MD.  Dr.Iacoboni joins the Treatment Center of Good Shepherd Medical Center (GSMC) to provide patient care in the treatment of blood disorders and various types of cancer. 

Feb 11 2020
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Oregon lawmakers are considering a bill focused on wages, benefits and working conditions in the long-term care industry, which has a high turnover rate. 

Feb 10 2020
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A legislative proposal for importing wholesale prescription drugs from Canada has died -- for the second time.

House Bill 4147 was effectively killed by House health care leaders who did not put it on the committee agenda. 

Feb 10 2020

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