Tagged: Medicine

New Medical Malpractice Mediation System Now Underway

OPB | July 02, 2014 12:30 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: We'll hear from OPB's reporter Kristian Foden-Vencil about the compromise negotiated by Governor John Kitzhaber to help reduce medical malpractice lawsuits.

How Does Defensive Medicine Affect Health Care Costs?

OPB | May 28, 2014 12:06 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: We'll explore the idea of defensive medicine, procedures that doctors order for patients out of a fear of malpractice lawsuits — not because they're medically necessary. 

OHSU Scientist Pushes Forward With Stem Cell Research

OPB | May 22, 2014 12:06 p.m.

THURSDAY: Shoukhrat Mitalipov is one of the world's leading researchers on embryonic stem cells.

WA High Schooler Throws 194 Pitches In One Game

OPB | May 16, 2014 12:50 p.m.

FRIDAY: Rochester High School's coach has come under fire for not pulling the young pitcher out of the 15-inning game earlier.

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.

Why Are So Few People Taking The HIV Prevention Drug?

OPB | Jan. 09, 2014 12:50 p.m.

THURSDAY: A daily pill to prevent HIV infection has been on the market since 2012. So why aren't more people taking it?

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.

Vaccinating Children In State Custody

OPB | Nov. 04, 2013 12:30 p.m.

MONDAY: A case before the Oregon Supreme Court challenges whether the state has the right to vaccinate children who are under the state's care because of parental neglect or abuse.

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.

Taking Cancer Out Of The Conversation

Aug. 07, 2013 12:30 p.m.

In an effort to fight off overdiagnosis and overtreatment, a group of cancer researches suggests removing the word cancer from the names of some tumors.

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