OPB | Oct. 08, 2015
Researchers at Portland State University say they may have discovered a cure for one of the world's most severe public health problems.
OPB | April 01, 2015
The three-part PBS film "The Emperor of All Maladies" includes discussion of the cancer breakthrough drug Gleevec, developed by OHSU's Brian Druker.
OPB | Dec. 16, 2014
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
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
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
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
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
Prescription drug abuse is on the rise in Jackson County, and health care professionals are trying to figure out how to stop it.
OPB | July 09, 2013
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report a dramatic increase in prescription drug overdoses, especially among women.
OPB | June 24, 2013
For more than a year, senior investigative reporter for The Oregonian, Les Zaitz, followed the impact of Mexican drug cartels in Oregon.
OPB | March 26, 2013
Crime is on the rise in Medford, Oregon. Some say increases in drug use and drug trafficking are the biggest causes.
OPB | Jan. 17, 2013
Journalist Ioan Grillo has spent more than a decade looking into Mexico's drug trade.
OPB | Oct. 17, 2012
We react to the news about Nike dropping Lance Armstrong in response to the recent release of doping evidence.
OPB | Oct. 15, 2012
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?
OPB | Sept. 13, 2012
The University of Oregon and Oregon State University plan to start randomly drug testing student athletes.
OPB | May 02, 2012
How many people die on the street each year? The fact is, we only know a small part of the story.
OPB | Feb. 16, 2012
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?
OPB | Dec. 15, 2011
The nation's second oldest drug court is turning 20 Thursday. We'll explore the history and effectiveness of the Multnomah County system.
OPB | Aug. 17, 2011
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.