Tagged: Drugs

Shortage of Execution Drug Could Affect Death With Dignity Patients

OPB | May 22, 2014 12:35 p.m.

THURSDAY: Patients using Oregon and Washington's Death with Dignity laws want access to a drug that's currently tied up in a global political struggle over the death penalty.

The Battle Over Oregon's Prescription Drug Monitoring Program

OPB | Jan. 13, 2014 12:06 p.m.

MONDAY: The American Civil Liberties Union and the state of Oregon are challenging the federal government's attempt to access data in the state's Prescription Drug Monitoring Program.

Smoking Cessation Drug Chantix Tied To Violent Side Effects

OPB | Dec. 09, 2013 12:40 p.m.

MONDAY: A Harrisburg woman alleges side effects from a smoking cessation drug caused her husband to murder their 13-year-old son before committing suicide himself.

Addicts Trained To Administer A Drug That Can Reverse Opiate Overdoses

OPB | Oct. 31, 2013 12:40 p.m.

THURSDAY: Since a new law went into effect this summer, more than 400 laypeople have been trained to administer naloxone to revive someone after an opiate overdose.

Prescription Drug Abuse In Southern Oregon

OPB | Oct. 03, 2013 12:30 p.m.

Prescription drug abuse is on the rise in Jackson County, and health care professionals are trying to figure out how to stop it.

Examining The Rise Of Prescription Painkiller Abuse

July 09, 2013 12:20 p.m.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report a dramatic increase in prescription drug overdoses, especially among women.

Reporter Reveals Oregon Ties to Mexican Drug Cartels

June 24, 2013 12:06 p.m.

For more than a year, senior investigative reporter for The Oregonian, Les Zaitz, followed the impact of Mexican drug cartels in Oregon.

Crime Rates Increasing In Medford

March 26, 2013 12:35 p.m.

Crime is on the rise in Medford, Oregon. Some say increases in drug use and drug trafficking are the biggest causes.

Ioan Grillo Investigates Mexico's Drug Trade

Jan. 17, 2013 12:06 p.m.

Journalist Ioan Grillo has spent more than a decade looking into Mexico's drug trade.

Nike Drops Lance Armstrong

Oct. 17, 2012 12:15 p.m.

We react to the news about Nike dropping Lance Armstrong in response to the recent release of doping evidence.

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