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House Speaker Tina Kotek wants an emergency declaration recognizing the state’s homelessness crisis, with the state spending $120 million on affordable housing and shelter needs.

Feb 5 2020

Efforts to detect early cancers are proving successful at the Oregon Health & Science University's Knight Cancer Institute.

New research suggests they may sit in the body for as long as a decade before becoming life-threatening.

Feb 5 2020

Parents must provide schools and child care facilities with kids’ vaccine records

Feb 5 2020

A data breach at a contractor for Health Share of Oregon, the Portland area’s Medicaid insurer, has potentially compromised the personal information of about 650,000 people.

Feb 5 2020

During the 2020 State of the Union address, President Donald Trump zeroed in on prescription drug prices, arguing that his administration is “taking on the big pharmaceutical companies.”

Feb 5 2020
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Oregon lawmakers are considering changes to the state’s drug transparency law that would prevent pharmaceutical manufacturers from exploiting a potential loophole to avoid reporting price hikes and give state regulators more authority to expect timely information from drug companies.

Feb 4 2020

Oregon counties, tribes and community partners are using a 2019 legislative investment to continue modernizing the state’s public health system, including expanding interventions to prevent and respond to emerging disease threats.

Feb 4 2020

More than 500 Oregon health professionals and organizations are declaring climate change a public health emergency and are calling on the governor and state lawmakers to take action.  

Feb 4 2020

The science on the negative health impacts from burning diesel keeps mounting every year, and the number of diseases from exposure to this fossil fuel continue to grow and threaten Oregonians.

Feb 4 2020

Over 500 health professionals and more than a dozen leading health organizations in Oregon say climate change is a public health emergency in a statement released today.

Feb 4 2020

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