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Lawmakers Eye Canada To Bring Prescription Drug Costs Down

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Prescription drug prices have dominated the health care agendas of Oregon lawmakers so far this session, with a Canadian importation plan among the proposals introduced into the Legislature.

Bill Aims To Prevent More Deaths By Allowing Pharmacists To Fill Emergency Insulin Orders

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Oregon lawmakers have introduced legislation that would avert a crisis for a diabetic in need of insulin.

Oregon Legislators Detail Their Health Agenda for Upcoming Session

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A six-month legislative session kicks off in January, and policymakers plan to introduce robust health care legislation.

Oregon Aims to Eliminate Hepatitis C Infections

The state has the highest mortality rate in the country but a move by the Oregon Health Authority to expand expensive treatment could wipe out the virus, if medical modeling is correct.

The Oregon Health Authority is moving to expand treatment for hepatitis C to everyone on the Oregon Health Plan who’s infected.

Democrats Taking Key Leadership Jobs Have Pocketed Millions From Pharma

Three lawmakers who will lead the U.S. House next year are among the biggest recipients of campaign contributions from the pharmaceutical industry.

Three of the lawmakers who will lead the House next year as Congress focuses on skyrocketing drug costs are among the biggest recipients of campaign contributions from the pharmaceutical industry, a new KHN analysis shows.

Heart Drug Spotlights Troubling Trends In Drug Marketing

A company is marketing a drug intended as a preventive for people at risk for heart disease with stunning statistics but has not yet released details of its study.

At the end of September, Amarin Corp. teased some early findings for Vascepa, its preventive medicine for people at risk of heart disease. The claim was astounding: a 25 percent relative risk reduction for deaths related to heart attacks, strokes and other conditions.

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