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Oct 5, 2012 at 2:11 PM
Health officials say a form of synthetic marijuana known as "spice" has caused at least a half-dozen cases of sudden kidney failure in Oregon and southwest Washington since May.
Nov 3, 2011 at 4:00 PM
As a deadly designer drug craze grows in strength, more people are having dangerous reactions. Yet, despite warnings and new laws, these drugs are still available all over our region.
Jul 22, 2011 at 5:55 PM
CORVALLIS, Ore. -- Benton County Court convicted 23-year-old Christopher Ploghoft of unlawful delivery of heroin Thursday after an investigation this spring. "He was a well-respected student at Oregon State," said Lt. Dave Henslee with Corvallis...
Jul 22, 2011 at 5:55 PM
A former Oregon State University pharmacy student has been convicted of delivering heroin, and police say his involvement with an anti-drug community event put Christopher Ploghoft on their radar.
Jan 12, 2011 at 10:10 PM
A local father is outraged that some local smoke shops are legally selling synthetic speed to people like his son and said he wants them to stop.
Oct 14, 2010 at 4:59 PM
A syntheic cannabis sold over-the-counter as incense that can be smoked for an intoxicating effect 15 times more powerful than marijuana is now illegal in Oregon.
Jun 18, 2010 at 8:13 AM
There are five classifications of controlled substances throughout the United States, Schedule I being the most dangerous and schedule V the least. Oregon just downgraded marijuana from Schedule I to Schedule II.
Jun 16, 2010 at 5:31 PM
The State Board of Pharmacy voted Wednesday to recognize pot as a drug that has medical use, the first state in the nation to officially re-classify the drug as having an acceptable medical use.
Apr 14, 2008 at 4:54 PM
Holly Mercer, brought in as executive director this year to clean up the agency, issued a memo in late February describing a "critical situation" that showed the failures were broader than initially believed.
Aug 31, 2007 at 5:52 PM
It's a place we trust -- the local pharmacy -- to keep our personal health information private, but a local man says his pharmacy broke that trust.