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Police Prosecution | Wolf Compensation | Peer Support

OPB | Broadcast: July 17, 2017

After Portland Police officers use deadly force, they may now have weeks before they are required to make a statement. Also, ranchers are being compensated for wolf attacks that may never have happened. And peer support is becoming more common for mental health treatment as well as drug addiciton.

News Roundtable | Psychologists & Prescriptions | PPS Superintendent

OPB | Broadcast: July 14, 2017

We discuss whether psychologists should be allowed to prescribe drugs, and hear from Portland Public Schools' board chair about their ongoing superintendent search. Also, our news roundtable takes up the week's big headlines.

Talking Business | Salmon, Dams And Climate Change | Drug Bill | Security Cameras

OPB | Broadcast: July 11, 2017

A home security camera at a rental property stirs up legal issues. A reporter looks into climate change, dams and salmon. A Oregon bill reduces the penalties for drug possession. Also, we talk regional business news with Suzanne Stevens.

Talking Business | Grand Jury Transcripts | Concealed Carry Reciprocity | Medicine Costs

OPB | Broadcast: March 28, 2017

The latest local business news, a movement to extend reciprocity between states for concealed carry permits, grand jury transcripts in the Quanice Hayes case, and an in-depth look at how pharmaceutical companies set the prices for drugs.

Week 3 In Harney County | Rehab | Affordable Housing | 'Moby Dick'

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 20, 2016

We're talking about: the armed occupation in Harney County, a new drug rehab facility in Sweet Home, a housing developer who donated property for a homeless shelter and the modern day resonance of "Moby Dick."

REBROADCAST: At Home With Recovery

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 31, 2015

We listen back to one of our favorite interviews from the "At Home" series with three women living at an Oxford Home in Albany, Oregon.

Delays For Pain Managment Alternatives For OHP Patients

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 2, 2015

The state has put off implementing a new policy to discourage opioids and encourage alternative therapies for Oregon Health Plan patients with back pain.

PSU Researchers Say They've Discovered A Possible '1-Pill Cure' For Malaria

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 8, 2015

Researchers at Portland State University say they may have discovered a cure for one of the world's most severe public health problems.

Meth Trafficking Still On Rise

OPB | Broadcast: June 22, 2015

Meth is the top illicit drug used and trafficked in Oregon according to the High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Area's 2016 annual report.

PBS Cancer Documentary Highlights Oregon Medical Breakthrough

OPB | Broadcast: April 1, 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.

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

OPB | Broadcast: 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 | Broadcast: 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 | Broadcast: 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 | Broadcast: Dec. 9, 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 | Broadcast: 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 | Broadcast: Oct. 3, 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 | Broadcast: July 9, 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 | Broadcast: 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 | Broadcast: 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 | Broadcast: Jan. 17, 2013

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