State regulators approve an average 1.5% increase in rates for the individual and small-group commercial markets.
Local legislators say Gov. Kate Brown's mandates go too far, health workers and public employees to choose between a personal medical decision and their jobs.
Unlike earlier COVID-19 waves, doctors say patients are in their 20s, 30s, 40s and 50s and this wave is more severe than prior surges.
With the policy, Portland will become the latest major city requiring public workers to be vaccinated.
His girlfriend died of an overdose in 2016 from oxycodone pills she obtained using one of his illegal prescriptions.
Out-of-state medical staffing companies are providing about 800 crucial health care workers in the weeks ahead as hospitals are swamped with COVID-19 patients.
The state’s Prescription Drug Price Transparency Program was created to illuminate pharmaceutical pricing practices, but pharmaceutical companies have shielded information they say infringes on trade secrets.
Despite federal warnings against using the drug ivermectin to treat or prevent COVID-19, the Oregon Poison Center is getting a lot of calls about it.
The state has granted fewer beds than the company sought, and the facility must devote nearly half its beds to mental health patients from hospital ERs and other secure facilities.
Consumers’ options have expanded with more hearing devices entering the market and alternative ways to get them and at lower prices.