Alex Visser

Greenlick Booted From Chair Of Health Care

Story updated Monday, Feb. 21, 2019 at 5:35 p.m.

Rep. Mitch Greenlick, the longtime controversial chair of the House health care committee and Portland Democrat, was removed from the position on Thursday.

Legislator, Opponent Clash Over Prescription Drug Bill

A rare scene of drama erupted in a House health care committee hearing on Tuesday as the chair and a lobbyist for the pharmaceutical industry clashed over a fairly straightforward bill that would require greater transparency on the part of drug manufacturers.

Lawmakers Focus On Oregon's Suicide Problem

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Ten days before her 10th birthday, Sara Scofield was sitting in the kitchen of her Eugene home, waiting for breakfast, when her mother’s scream pierced through the house.

“Get help,” her mother cried, running into the kitchen.  

Oregonians Seek Transparency on Vaccines

Amid a measles outbreak in the Northwest that has stoked the flames of a national debate over vaccinations, Oregon lawmakers are considering a bill that would alter the state’s immunization process.

Bill Would Pave Way For More Body Donations

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Oregon lawmakers are considering a bill that would alter the status of organizations that provide bodies to medical schools, hospitals and labs to make it easier for individuals to sign up as a donor.

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