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.
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.
Nation | Recreation | News | Think Out LoudOPB | July 14, 2017 noon
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.
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.
Counties in eastern and southwestern Oregon have some of the highest opioid prescription levels in the state.
While psychedelic drugs rose to prominence in the 1960s, attendees at an Ashland conference say the world would be a better place if the non-addictive drugs regained their footing in society.
Trump had a "very friendly" phone call with Rodrigo Duterte, a leader accused of leading a mass killing of drug addicts in his country who also once called Barack Obama "the son of a whore."
Nation | News | Think Out LoudOPB | March 28, 2017 noon
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.
Oregonians struggling to pay for prescriptions that cost thousands of dollars a month spoke out Friday in support of a legislative bill to cap drug prices.
A large coalition of nurses, teachers, health advocates, unions and consumer groups are fighting to lower the cost of prescription drugs in Oregon.
Two Oregon law enforcement groups say they'll support a change to how drug possession crimes are classified.
Oregon is trying to cut the number of pain pills handed out in emergency rooms.
Oregon Congressman Kurt Schrader says headlines about spiraling drug prices have lent new life to his bill that would control medication costs.
Federal investigators allege that Nika Larsen used her position as a forensic scientist to steal pills from evidence submitted by law enforcement.