Tag Archives: Opioids

Editorial: Breaking the silence about opioid epidemic

Every day we get the latest on the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. How many people tested positive, and how many have died. The number rolls higher and higher every day as our political leaders struggle to find a way to slow its spread. But there’s another, more deadly, epidemic that has swept across the U.S. over […]
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Opioid Settlement Offer Provokes Clash Between States and Cities

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Medicaid Insurer Offers Opioid Addiction Treatment On Oregon Coast

A first-of-its-kind clinic just opened on the north Oregon Coast to provide opioid addiction treatment in an area that’s been hard hit by opioid-related deaths. The Seaside Recovery Center is a joint project, financed through Columbia Pacific CCO, the nonprofit coordinated care organization for Medicaid patients in Columbia, Clatsop and Tillamook counties, and run by […]
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Overdose danger drops, but Jackson County officials urge caution

Jackson County health officials have lifted a yellow alert that has been in place warning the public of higher than usual nonfatal and fatal overdoses from illicit opioids such as heroin. The number of hospital emergency department admissions for illicit opioid overdoses fell to two patients last week — an average number for the area, […]
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Editorial: Cheri Helt is right to push two important bills

Maybe you didn’t vote for state Rep. Cheri Helt of Bend. Maybe you are a Democrat and have trouble supporting a Republican. But on Monday in the Legislature, Helt was being very effective testifying in support of two important draft bills likely to be introduced this coming session. Source: Editorial: Cheri Helt is right to […]
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Lawmakers Ready Bills On Prescription Drug Prices, Staffing Shortages

Oregon lawmakers are gearing up for another legislative session starting early next month, hoping to pass bills that would tackle soaring prescription drug prices, staffing shortages and a host of other issues. Request full-text (for State Agency patrons only) Source: Lawmakers Ready Bills On Prescription Drug Prices, Staffing Shortages

Commentary: Congress, don’t allow the ban on fentanyl-like drugs to expire

In 2018 alone, nearly 32,000 American men, women and children fatally overdosed on a synthetic opioid. One of the deadliest synthetic opioids is fentanyl, which is helping to drive our nation’s opioid crisis. Fentanyl is 50 times more potent than heroin and 100 times more potent than morphine. Source: Commentary: Congress, don’t allow the ban […]
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Opioid overdoses remain above average in Jackson County

The number of Jackson County emergency room visits for illicit opioid overdoses decreased last week following a recent spike, but the number of incidents still remains high, according to the Jackson County Public Health Department. Source: Opioid overdoses remain above average in Jackson County | Mail Tribune

Study finds opioid deaths are mostly accidental

Newly released data shows nearly all deaths from opioids are accidental. The analysis, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, puts a number on the death toll.It said more than 47,000 people died from opioid overdoses in 2017, but in roughly nine out of every 10 cases, it was an accident. Source: Study […]
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Study finds opioid deaths are mostly accidental

Newly released data shows nearly all deaths from opioids are accidental. The analysis, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, puts a number on the death toll. Source: Study finds opioid deaths are mostly accidental