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Apparently there was a dirty little secret between the drug companies and the insurance companies about prescription costs for years.
Pharmacists could not inform customers, other than Medicare D patients, if their drug was cheaper if they paid out of pocket versus through their insurance, because of so-called "gag clauses."
Oregon Rep. Greg Walden used some interesting props to showcase the severity of smoke from wildfires in Southern Oregon during a hearing by his House committee on Thursday.
He held up an air filter from a C-PAP machine, which he said was dropped off by an Eagle Point resident, that had been fouled in two days by smoke. The machines help sufferers of sleep apnea breathe at night.
U.S. Rep. Greg Walden and local politicians heard the latest from fire managers Friday afternoon at the Klondike Fire camp pitched at Lake Selmac.
The lawmakers are concerned about the smoke, the size of the fires, and the worsening fire seasons in recent years.
The Dalles Chronicle: Walden bills make history
U.S. Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., said recent passage of 58 bills by the House is a record-setting legislative package to address the opioid epidemic that he describes as a “killer on a rampage.”
Mail Tribune: Congress takes aim at opioid addiction
By Vicki Aldous
With opioid addiction and overdose deaths hitting Southern Oregon and the rest of America, U.S. Rep. Greg Walden announced Monday that Congress is working on a flurry of bipartisan bills to combat the problem.