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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.  

Fight To Hike Oregon's Tobacco Tax Resurfaces

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Smokers paying higher taxes would help buy health insurance for low-income Oregonians under a plan being advanced by Gov. Kate Brown.

Brown is proposing tax increase of $2 a pack of cigarettes, currently taxed at $1.33.

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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