Some former addicts say catch-all services often leave people behind because they don’t meet the specific personal, cultural or geographical needs of addicted individuals.
To cut down on opioid abuse, patients are being told to try acupuncture, massage and other treatments for pain. But the science behind some of these alternatives is lacking.
The state has put off implementing a new policy to discourage opioids and encourage alternative therapies for Oregon Health Plan patients with back pain.
The Oregon Lottery is replacing its 12,000 video lottery machines, and some advocates worry the new machines are even more attractive to problem gamblers.
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.
WEDNESDAY: An investigative series by The Oregonian suggests the Oregon Lottery may be catering to gambling addicts.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report a dramatic increase in prescription drug overdoses, especially among women.