People flooded the Capitol building on Thursday over a plan to give Oregon among the tightest restrictions nationwide on exemptions to vaccines.
Senators got their first opportunity Tuesday to prod drugmakers about the wallet-emptying prices they charge for prescription drugs.
Oregon lawmakers have heard more than a dozen bills so far this session on the pharmaceutical industry, many attempting to address skyrocketing costs.
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The Democrat-controlled Oregon Legislature will decide this session whether to plunge into the turbulent waters of a universal, taxpayer-funded health insurance system.
A trio of bipartisan legislators in Oregon are backing a bill that would eliminate the state’s non-medical exemption for vaccines.
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.
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.
Oregon lawmakers moved one step closer to funding the state’s $950 million Medicaid shortfall on Tuesday.