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Legislative Session Will Be Short But Not All Sweet

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The Oregon Legislature will hold a short session this year, with fewer bills on the table than last year.

But some -- on vaping, prior authorizations and Medicaid reporting -- could stir controversy.

Lawmakers Ready Bills On Prescription Drug Prices, Staffing Shortages 

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Oregon lawmakers are gearing up for another legislative session starting early next month, hoping to pass bills that would tackle soaring prescription drug prices, staffing shortages and a host of other issues.

Death With Dignity Bill Draws Party Line Vote

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SALEM – As the Oregon legislative session nears its final days and lawmakers rush to move priority bills through committees, advocates of the state's pioneering Death with Dignity law are pushing for a change to increase patient access to life-ending drugs.

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.

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