County Officials Want To Change Law Aimed At Saving Addicts From Overdose

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. 

Shortage of Execution Drug Could Affect Death With Dignity Patients

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.

The Battle Over Oregon's Prescription Drug Monitoring Program

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.

Smoking Cessation Drug Chantix Tied To Violent Side Effects

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.

Addicts Trained To Administer A Drug That Can Reverse Opiate Overdoses

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.

Prescription Drug Abuse In Southern Oregon

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.

Examining The Rise Of Prescription Painkiller Abuse

OPB | July 09, 2013

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

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.

Crime Rates Increasing In Medford

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.

Ioan Grillo Investigates Mexico's Drug Trade

OPB | Jan. 17, 2013

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

Nike Drops Lance Armstrong

OPB | Oct. 17, 2012

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

Lance Armstrong

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?

UO and OSU start Random Drug Testing

OPB | Sept. 13, 2012

The University of Oregon and Oregon State University plan to start randomly drug testing student athletes.

Homeless Deaths

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.

Drug Dogs in Josephine County Schools

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?

20 Years of Drug Courts

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.

Methadone Realities

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.

Zoning Out Drugs

OPB | April 11, 2011

Portland Mayor Sam Adams is pushing for revised drug free zones to combat crime. Will they work? Are they constitutional?

Cracking Down on Heroin

OPB | April 08, 2010

How can state and federal agencies work together to keep heroin off the streets?

Reducing Harm

OPB | March 12, 2010

What are the ethics of "harm reduction" programs like needle exchange programs or supervised injection sites?