Police Split On Use Of NarcanSome argue administering Narcan subjects officers to danger while making no lasting impact on the death toll.
The Heroin Fix: Addicts Saving Each Other With NarcanThe drug Narcan is becoming first responders first line of defense in the opioid crisis. In Denver alone, paramedics have used Narcan to reverse more than 4,000 overdoses over the past five years.
Federal Funds To Help Colorado Fight Opioid AbuseColorado is getting nearly $7.8 million in federal funding to fight opioid abuse.
Police Body Cam Captures Life Saving Actions During Heroin OverdoseA Denver woman is alive thanks to the quick thinking actions of a Vail police officer who administered Narcan, reversing a likely heroin overdose.
Library Stocks Up On Drug To Treat OverdosesA new effort is being made to treat drug overdoses at Denver's Central Library.
More Police Get Trained To Administer Drug That Blocks Opiod OverdosesEvans Police Chief Rick Brandt has been spearheading efforts to get Narcan into the hands of law enforcement departments across the state.
Deputies Already Using New Nasal Spray Kits For Heroin OverdosesJust last week deputies in Arapahoe County had to save a couple from an opiate overdose. The deputies just received an antidote a week earlier.
Colorado AG And Partners Buying 2,500 Drug Overdose KitsThe attorney general's office says it's buying 2,500 drug overdose kits to help police and emergency responders confront Colorado's opioid epidemic.
Heroin Overdose Antidote Offers Hope For Vulnerable InmatesNaloxone, also known by the brand name Narcan, has become a key tool in curbing overdoes resulting from the nation's opioid abuse epidemic.
Boulder DA: Deadly Shooting Of Man Under Influence Of LSD JustifiedThe Boulder District Attorney has determined that the shooting death of a man under the influence of LSD by a Boulder Police officer.
Overdose Drug For Heroin And Opiate Users Now Available In ColoradoColorado pharmacies can now prescribe a potentially lifesaving drug to people who've overdosed on some prescription medicines or heroin.