Antibiotic Resistance a Major Threat

(CNN) — The World Health Organization (WHO) is calling for a global action plan to protect the power of antibiotics. WHO released its first global report on antimicrobial resistance Wednesday. The report warns that misuse and overuse of antibiotics could lead to a post-antibiotic era, where common infections that are usually easy to treat can … Continue reading »

Senate Approves Bill Affecting Nurses

SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon Senate approved a measure Thursday that would allow nurse practitioners statewide to dispense medicine. Senate President Peter Courtney, who sponsored Senate Bill 8, says there are not enough doctors to treat everyone. Legislators say nurse practitioners in rural counties already are allowed to dispense medicine. Senate Bill 8 would grant … Continue reading »

Prescription Safety Seminar

EUGENE, Ore. — Nearly 120,000 Lane County residents are plagued with chronic pain and many of them use opioids to manage that pain. The Pain Consultants of Oregon hosted a seminar on prescription safety in Eugene Saturday with a focus on opioids. Both patients and professionals participated. Doctors say opioids can be a helpful tool, but … Continue reading »