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Health authorities in Clackamas County have sent out warnings as cases of whooping cough have increased over the last year.
The Portland Police Bureau has stopped taking intoxicated people to a sobering center as of Dec. 23, due to safety concerns from the nonprofit running it. The city is in the process of seeking out another agency to take over the sobering center’s contract next June.
A doctor and a patient from Oregon have testified in Washington, D.C., in support of Food and Drug Administration approval of a new drug for people suffering from thyroid eye disease.
Oregon health officials are warning people about “alarmingly” high levels of lead found in some turmeric and cosmetics traditionally used in South and Southeast Asian cultures.
The drug company trade group PhRMA has filed a legal challenge to a pair of Oregon laws designed to curb prescription prices.
The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America filed suit in Eugene against two bills that passed the Oregon Legislature with bipartisan support.
Oregon health officials are calling “all-clear” after a rash of measles cases this fall.
In total, four cases were reported after a passenger flew back from Amsterdam on Oct. 12 with the disease.
The Oregon Health Authority has identified three additional cases of severe lung illness linked to vaping.
The state has now seen a total of 20 cases of EVALI — what health officials are referring to as ‘E-cigarette or Vaping Product Associated Lung Injury.’ Two cases have been fatal.
A Portland center where intoxicated people can safely sober up for a few hours is facing significant changes — and maybe even closure.
Health providers are sending a message to tobacco companies gearing up to fight a proposed $2-per-pack hike on cigarette taxes in Oregon: Be prepared to spend big.