Prescription drug abuse in Colorado has dropped by 18 percent, but heroin use has become an epidemic. On Friday federal and state officials talked about how to fight the deadly trend.
A federal health official is visiting Colorado to highlight the problem of prescription drug abuse and to praise the state for addressing the issue.
Last year in Denver Heroin killed more people than any other substance and now many police agencies are taking a closer look at equipping officers with an overdose antidote.
Access to a powerful drug that can stop drug overdoses could be expanded in Colorado.