Opioid addiction

Putting an End to Oregon’s Opioid Woes

It’s time for Oregon policymakers to stop whistling past the graveyard and fast track much needed legislation to end the opioid abuse epidemic, according to the author.

OPINION -- It will take more than wishful thinking and good intentions to end Oregon’s opioid abuse epidemic.

Samaritan Health Promotes Physical Therapy as Alternative to Opioids

The small Corvallis health insurer and CCO has removed the barriers for physical and occupational therapy for its members, hoping that by getting out of the way, patients will be more inclined to use this service and less dependent on opioid medications.

The epidemic of narcotic medication addiction and abuse is opening the door for a more hands-on approach to treating pain: physical therapy.

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