On Thursday, April 18, Dr. Bruce Thomson will speak on “The High Cost of Prescription Drugs—and What We Can Do About It” at the Albany Public Library. Sponsored by the Linn County Unit of the League of Women Voters of Oregon, this free program will begin at 7 p.m. As a family physician in Corvallis, Dr. Thomson was chosen Oregon Family Physician of the Year in 2001. He has served on the boards of directors of the Oregon Academy of Family Physicians Foundation and Benton County Hospice. Now a volunteer with with Mid-Valley Health Care Advocates, he co-chairs the Legislative Committee, which follows bills pertaining to health care. He regularly attends legislative hearings in Salem, and he has testified at several of these hearings and at Oregon Health Policy Board meetings as well.