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Book Sparks Mental Health Movement

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A group of psychiatrists and mental health experts kicked off a national effort in Portland last month to improve the use of mental health drugs

March 15, 2011 – Gina Nikkel said she couldn’t read a book like Robert Whitaker’s Anatomy of an Epidemic and not “do something about it,” she told a crowd at the First Unitarian Church of Portland last month.

Psychologists Win Prescribing Rights

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Not surprisingly, closing one of the Oregon legislature’s most longstanding “scope-of-practice” issues still feels unresolved
February 25, 2010 -- Beginning in July of next year, licensed psychologists may gain the right to prescribe certain mental health drugs under a bill (Senate Bill 1046) that passed the Oregon House and Senate this week. Everything hinges on whether Gov.

Psychologists Prescribing Rights Headed for Work Group

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A bill to give psychologists the right to prescribe prescription drugs requires a work group to iron out differences

June 17, 2009 --Psychologists took a step forward in their ability to prescribe drugs on Monday (June 15) when the House agreed to set up a work group to iron out differences with the psychiatric community (House Bill 2702).

Battle Intensifies Over Prescribing Rights

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Oregon is poised to become the third state in the nation allowing psychologists to prescribe drugs

May 21, 2009 --  Despite intense lobbying pressure from organized medicine – including the Oregon Pediatric Society, the Oregon Psychiatric Association and the Oregon Medical Association – legislators may be close to declaring victory.

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