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Oregon Leads Fight Against Drug Price Hikes

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SALEM – Proponents expect a bill that would force prescription drug manufacturers to be more transparent about price hikes to land soon on Gov. Kate Brown’s desk, putting Oregon at the forefront of efforts to fight against skyrocketing drug prices.

Emergency Department Boarding Bill Caught In Logjam

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SALEM – With just three weeks until the Oregon Legislature adjourns, advocates for a pilot project to address prolonged mental health patient stays in hospital emergency rooms are pushing for their bill to break through the logjam in the session's final month.

Tensions Mount In Legislature Over Bill Restricting Pharmacy Middlemen

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SALEM – For six years, Oregon pharmacies have been lobbying the state Legislature to rein in fees imposed on them by pharmacy benefit managers, the third-party intermediaries that negotiate prices with drug manufacturers and prescription drug claims with insurers.

Key Element Of Gov. Kate Brown's Medicaid Funding Plan Is Dead

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SALEM – A key piece of Gov. Kate Brown's long-term Medicaid funding plan won’t pass this legislative session, blowing a $120 million hole in the governor’s "four-pillar" approach to funding the Oregon Health Plan.

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