Image A student at Harmony Academy, a high school for teens in recovery, told The Lund Report he didn't realize he was smoking fentanyl until his parent had him tested. He thought the pills he was buying were oxycodone. | EMILY GREEN/THE LUND REPORT State inaction left Oregon teens vulnerable to fentanyl’s fatal spread A lack of prevention, education and youth addiction programs opened the door to tragedy as dealers added the potent opioid to local drug markets Mar 7 Image MIKA BAUMEISTER/UNSPLASH Oregon will lift mask mandate in early April for health care settings The requirement to wear masks when visiting doctors, dentists and other health care professionals soon goes away Mar 3 Image James Schroeder sat for an interview with The Lund Report at his office in downtown Portland on Jan. 11, 2023. | NICK BUDNICK/THE LUND REPORT Oregon Health Authority Director James Schroeder’s resignation sparks questions Dave Baden will step in as interim director after Schroeder cited family in his surprise announcement Mar 3 Premium Image Oregon Capitol in Salem. | JAKE THOMAS/THE LUND REPORT Bill allowing Oregon Health Authority to access patient immigration data advances The agency’s legislation to improve data showing health inequities will be pared down in the face of opposition Mar 2 Premium Image METRO WEST AMBULANCE Metro West appeals Washington County ambulance contract award to AMR Local ambulance company questions American Medical Response’s claim of consistently complying with contracts across the country Mar 2 Premium Image The Oregon Health Authority in Salem. | OREGON HEALTH AUTHORITY Lawmakers consider proposal to give consumers a greater voice in behavioral health policy A bill would train people who have received behavioral health services how to navigate the state’s system and advocate Mar 2 Image Syphilis bacterium. | ILLUSTRATION BY JOMAR JUNIOR/PIXABAY Syphilis on the rise in Marion County, residents encouraged to get tested Syphilis cases are spiking in Marion County, with a 216% increase from 2018 to 2022 Mar 2 Image Activists on Feb. 13, 2023, protested the proposed closure of Mount Hood Family Birth Center in Gresham. | JAKE THOMAS/THE LUND REPORT Legacy Health still needs approval to shutter a Gresham birth center on March 17 Records show a quick approval is possible, but Legacy’s plan differs from an earlier one the Oregon Health Authority approved Mar 2 Premium Image Rapid COVID-19 test. | SHUTTERSTOCK Era of ‘free’ COVID vaccines, test kits and treatments is ending. Who will pay the tab now? The national public health emergency, first declared in early 2020 in response to the pandemic, is set to expire May 11 Mar 2 Image SHUTTERSTOCK Biden promises to fight GOP on ‘gutting’ Medicaid. Budget talks seem like another story. Some Republicans hope to allow more states to impose work requirements on Medicaid beneficiaries and could also target Medicaid provider taxes Mar 2 First page « First Previous page ‹ Previous Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Current page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 … Next page Next › Last page Last » Newsletter Sign up for our health news updates. Email Address Get Involved COVERING MEASURE 110Help us investigate the implementation of Oregon’s Drug Addiction Treatment and Recovery Act.SHARE YOUR PERSPECTIVEWhether you work within the health system or experience it as a patient, we want to hear from you.NEWS TIPSSecurely submit an anonymous news tip or confidential document.DONATESupport our journalism by making a tax-deductible gift.