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Cover Oregon Backup Plans Being Discussed

SALEM, Ore. (AP) -- Oregon lawmakers are urging state officials to look into backup plans in case Cover Oregon isn't ready to use the federal government's online health insurance enrollment system before the November deadline. Officials reported to a state…

Got Drugs? Police Collecting used Prescriptions

To help prevent the misuse and abuse of prescription medication, the DEA has teamed up with local police departments in its "Got Drugs?" campaign. Anyone with expired, unused, or unwanted medications could drop them off at their local police department…

More tuberculosis cases in Washington state

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- State health officials say tuberculosis cases are on the rise in Washington state after several years of decline.Last year, 209 cases of tuberculosis were reported. That was a 13 percent increase over the 185 cases reported…