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The Oregon Health Authority released a proposal Friday for how it will deal with the backlog of jail inmates trying to get mental health treatment at the Oregon State Hospital.
A judge said Tuesday the Oregon State Hospital is in contempt of court because defendants ordered to receive treatment there instead languished in jail.
Give or take a few breaks, Kelly Howard has been on opioids for 17 years. She suffers from severe nerve pain and says opioids have enabled her to have a life.
Oregon just became the first state in the nation to allow dentists to offer any vaccination to a patient.
Minnesota and Illinois do allow dentists to vaccinate, but only for the flu and only in adults.
A federal judge in Portland said Tuesday he would grant a preliminary injunction preventing new Trump administration rules that could’ve taken funding away from certain abortion providers from going into effect.
Oregon now has a measles case in Marion County.
It is not linked to the outbreak in Vancouver, Washington, officials said. Instead, the person contracted the disease from someone who traveled to Salem from Illinois.
Clark County Public Health identified one new confirmed case of measles Tuesday.
The outbreak was appearing to slow as it had held at 70 confirmed cases for more than a week.
A report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s revealed a 2017 case of tetanus in an unvaccinated child in Oregon.
It was the first pediatric case of tetanus in the state in more than 30 years.