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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.

Overshadowed By Opioids, Meth Is Back And Hospitalizations Surge

In Oregon, overdose deaths from meth surged from nearly 85 from 2008 through 2010 to more than 350 over the same three-year time period.

The number of people hospitalized because of amphetamine use is skyrocketing in the United States, but the resurgence of the drug largely has been overshadowed by the nation’s intense focus on opioids.

With Ongoing Turkey Salmonella Outbreak, Be Cautious In Kitchen

The outbreak of turkey parts, whole birds and ground turkey has sickened 164 people in 35 states, including Oregon, and one person has died.

As Americans prepare to cook and consume nearly 50 million turkeys on Thanksgiving Day, an ongoing outbreak of salmonella poisoning linked to the poultry means food safety at home is more critical than ever.

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