OPB |Dec. 16, 2014 12:20 p.m.
TUESDAY: Public health officials want to add a "Good Samaritan" provision to a law allowing lay people to administer a drug that can reverse an opiate overdose.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Jan. 17, 2013 12:06 p.m.
Journalist Ioan Grillo has spent more than a decade looking into Mexico's drug trade.
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.
Oct. 15, 2012 12:06 p.m.
Now that the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency has recommended Lance Armstrong be stripped of his titles, where does that leave Livestrong supporters and cycling fans?
Sept. 13, 2012 12:15 p.m.
The University of Oregon and Oregon State University plan to start randomly drug testing student athletes.
May 02, 2012 9:06 a.m.
How many people die on the street each year? The fact is, we only know a small part of the story.
Feb. 16, 2012 9:06 a.m.
The Three Rivers School District in Josephine County has announced plans to use drug dogs in their schools. What do you think of this idea?
Dec. 15, 2011 9:06 a.m.
The nation's second oldest drug court is turning 20 Thursday. We'll explore the history and effectiveness of the Multnomah County system.
Aug. 17, 2011 9:25 a.m.
Most people know of methadone as a treatment for heroin addiction. Its uses have broadened and a black market has followed. Last year in Oregon, it claimed more lives than heroin.
April 11, 2011 9:06 a.m.
Portland Mayor Sam Adams is pushing for revised drug free zones to combat crime. Will they work? Are they constitutional?
April 08, 2010 9 a.m.
How can state and federal agencies work together to keep heroin off the streets?
March 12, 2010 9 a.m.
What are the ethics of "harm reduction" programs like needle exchange programs or supervised injection sites?
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