How Does Pot Affect The Body And Brain?

OPB |March 12, 2014 12:06 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: Due to pot's illegal status at the federal level, research on the effect of the drug is limited.

Washington Hospital Association Sues State Over New Rules

OPB |Feb. 17, 2014 12:30 p.m.

MONDAY: The Washington State Hospital Association says new rules that govern hospital mergers go too far.

Audit Finds Problems In Office Of Emergency Management

OPB |Feb. 11, 2014 12:06 p.m.

TUESDAY: An audit released Monday by the Oregon Secretary of State's office suggests that the state's Office of Emergency Management faces internal challenges that could hamper disaster response.

Checking Up On Oregon's CCOs

OPB |Feb. 04, 2014 12:40 p.m.

MONDAY: Oregon has another three and a half years to reduce the growth in health care costs by two percent through Coordinated Care Organizations.

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.

Deadline Passes For Cover Oregon Enrollment Starting In January

OPB |Jan. 08, 2014 12:06 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: Oregonians hoping to enroll in Cover Oregon by Jan 1 had until Monday. How many made the deadline?

Emergency Room Visits More Frequent On Oregon Health Plan

OPB |Jan. 07, 2014 12:30 p.m.

TUESDAY: A new report shows emergency room visits are more common for those on Oregon's Medicaid program.

Is There Fire Where There's Vapor?: The E-Cigarette Debate

OPB |Dec. 12, 2013 12:20 p.m.

THURSDAY: Following a national trend, some Oregon state legislators have introduced proposals for greater regulation over the sale of e-cigarettes.

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.

Previously Canceled Health Care Plans Extended in Oregon

OPB |Nov. 26, 2013 12:30 p.m.

TUESDAY: Nine of Oregon's health insurers have decided to allow the extension of individual health plans that do not meet the minimum requirements under the federal Affordable Care Act.

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