Health care

Health care
Editor's Notes: Oregonians are hurting
Robin Doussard
Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Oregonians are driving less, spending less on food, saving less for retirement and working less compared to their neighbors in Idaho and Washington. As pollster Adam Davis says about his recent findings: “When the economy is bad it tends to be worse in Oregon.”

The results were part of the recently released Northwest OpinionScape report that Davis, Hibbitts & Midghall conducted on behalf of the nonprofit Northwest Health Foundation and the Northwest News Network, a collaboration of public radio stations in Idaho, Oregon and Washington. There were 400 general population respondents in each state. DHM, a Portland opinion research and consulting firm, is also Oregon Business’ longtime partner in the 100 Best project.

The top headline out of the extensive report? “It’s all about the economy right now in Oregon,” says Davis. “Households are being affected across the board.”

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OSU professor develops a better anti-depressant
March 2010
Sunday, February 14, 2010

nexttest2Oregon State University professor Jim White was deconstructing Cymbalta, a popular anti-depressant, when he discovered a hole in its molecular skeleton. White saw that as his opening for creating a new, more effective anti-depressant.

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Healthier year for medical biz
High Five
Monday, February 08, 2010

The health industry may be the first to see an economic recovery this year.

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Builders call for insurance waivers
High Five
Friday, February 05, 2010

Builders associations are seeking a change to a law that requires them to retain 95% of members in their health plans.

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Sales tax for health care?
High Five
Wednesday, February 03, 2010

A new sales tax being proposed could pay for health coverage for every Oregonian.

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