The move marks another redo by the authority over policies created without the input from minorities and communities of color.
The Oregon Health Authority awarded $6 million to Oregon Health & Science University for a plan that was hastily put together and then scrapped; now it's banking on a $1.2 million project by Oregon State University.
When the wildfires hit, testing plummeted so officials don’t really know what the current COVID-19 trend is in Oregon.
The state does not recommend that anyone exposed to COVID-19 get tested even though the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention changed its policy to recommend testing.
A growing number of prominent health leaders fear that President Donald Trump will legally autorize a vaccine before election day, running roughshod over the usual regulatory process.
Critics say switching to virtual visits conducted through a smartphone or tablet, which will save time and money, could harm residents.
Up and down the West Coast, hospitals and health facilities are reporting an influx of patients with problems most likely related to smoke inhalation, but facilities must first rule out the coronavirus.
Though Florida and five other states -- not in the Northwest -- have passed laws allowing them to seek federal approval to buy drugs from Canada, observers say the proposal is aimed at Florida.
An infected staff member had contact with a lot of patients in an office lax about face coverings, prompting an unusual health alert.
A federal emergency declaration on Sept. 15 gives all Oregon residents the right to sign up for coverage on the insurance marketplace through a special enrollment period.