Health

04 June 2014

Oregon settles multi-state settlement with pharmaceutical company

Posted in Health, Regional

(OPB) Oregon will receive nearly four million dollars from a multi-state settlement with the pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline. The settlement follows allegations that GlaxoSmithKline unlawful ...

04 June 2014

Nearly 80,000 Cover Oregon customers will have to re-enroll

Posted in Health, Regional

Medford, Ore. -- People who enrolled in Oregon's troubled health insurance exchange will have to re-enroll for coverage as Cover Oregon transitions to the federal government. Come November, about 80 ...

03 June 2014

Medical marijuana dispensary opening in Gold Hill

Written by Christine Pitawanich, Posted in Health, Local, Politics

Gold Hill, Ore. -- The Rogue Valley is about to have its first fully legal medical marijuana dispensary. The Gold Hill City Council voted 4-2 Monday night to change city code to pave way for the dis ...

03 June 2014

Health advisory for Lost Creek Lake

Posted in Health, Local

Medford, Ore. -- A health advisory is now in effect for Lost Creek Lake due to high levels of blue-green algae. Authorities say humans and animals should avoid drinking or ingesting the water, as we ...

03 June 2014

Serious mistakes are a learning lesson for Oregon healthcare workers

Written by Travis Koch, Posted in Health

A new report tracking serious and deadly medical mistakes shows a total of 651 events at Oregon hospitals, surgery centers and nursing facilities in 2013. Local health officials are trying to lower ...

03 June 2014

Oregon's health care facilities record 650 mistakes last year

Posted in Health, Regional

Medford, Ore. -- Oregon's health care facilities reported more than 650 mistakes last year, 44 % of which ended in either serious harm or even death. The new report issued by the Oregon Patient Safe ...

02 June 2014

Gold Hill could soon be the first Southern Oregon city to allow dispensaries

Posted in Health, Local, Politics

Gold Hill, Ore. -- It looks like Gold Hill could have the next legal medical marijuana dispensary in Southern Oregon. The Gold Hill City Council approved final readings on two ordinances dealing w ...

30 May 2014

Congress moves to protect medical marijuana

Posted in Health, U.S. & World News, Politics

For the first time, Congress is taking action to protect – not condemn – medical marijuana use. Friday the GOP led U.S. House passed a measure that would prohibit the drug enforcement agency fr ...

24 May 2014

Car wash fundraiser for infant with cancer

Posted in Health, Local

Medford, Ore. --  A business owner is raising money for an infant with liver cancer. The owner of Salon Spark held a car wash and BBQ Saturday  to benefit baby Madison. She is currently in Portla ...

23 May 2014

Sams Valley Elementary students return to school

Posted in Health, Local

Central Point, Ore. -- After two days of no school students at Sams Valley Elementary school returned to class Friday. The district closed the school to sanitize after a staff member died Tuesday ...