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My personal obsession with prion diseases with smidges of music I like and rescue dog advocacy from a disabled Oregonian.


Song in my head: In every life we have some trouble....when you worry you make it double....don't worry, be happy...... Bobby Mc Ferrin


The American Medical Association is trying to solve the problem of high prescription drug costs.

The largest U.S. doctors group, representing a quarter million physicians, is being asked by members to put its considerable lobbying clout behind federal legislation that would find a way to safely import drugs from outside the United States.Already, several states have bucked the U.S. Food and Drug Administration policy against importation and set up state-sponsored initiatives to purchase lower-cost drugs from Canada or elsewhere. The issue is expected to come before Congress early next year and could gain momentum should the AMA's 545-member policy-making House of Delegates back some form of importation. LINK

State may sue Merck over loss from Vioxx case

The Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund lost money when the drug maker pulled the painkiller from store shelves

The Oregon attorney general, on behalf of the state's pension fund, is considering suing Merck & Co. for misleading investors about the risks associated with the painkiller Vioxx.

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