opioid

Oregon health care providers adopt new opioid Rx guidelines

Medford, Ore. — Oregon doctors say new guidelines for prescribing opioids will save lives. A task force recently announced it’s adopting the CDC’s guidelines for prescribing opioids for chronic pain. It includes its outline for evaluation, consultation and documentation. “They’ve spent years …

Opioid and heroin epidemic

Heroin arrests are up in Medford… nearly 50 more already this year. Those who deal with addiction every day say it’s important to get it in the spotlight. Bob Herried is an outpatient clinical manager at Medford’s Addiction Recovery Center. He says …

Congressman discusses opioid abuse in Medford

Medford, Ore. — Oregon ranks fourth in the nation for non-medical use of prescription pain relievers. A roundtable discussion hosted by Congressman Greg Walden in Medford Wednesday put the growing issue in the spotlight. The congressman was joined by doctors, law enforcement and …
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