Nurses Given Prison Time For Stealing Opioids From HospitalsTwo Colorado nurses will serve time in jail after pleading guilty to stealing opioids from health care facilities.
Marijuana Legalization Could Help Offset Opioid Epidemic, Studies FindExperts have proposed using medical marijuana to help Americans struggling with opioid addiction. Now, two studies suggest that there is merit to that strategy.
Mom Who Lost 2 Sons In One Night To Opioids Makes Fighting The Crisis Her Life's WorkBoth boys accidentally overdosed on hydrocodone and alcohol. Someone at a graduation party had passed around the prescription pills.
Opioids No Better Than Over-The-Counter Pain Meds, Study FindsIn patients with stubborn back aches or hip or knee arthritis, opioids worked no better than over-the-counter drugs or other nonopioids at reducing problems with walking or sleeping.
Alabama Sues OxyContin Maker Over Opioid EpidemicState officials are accusing OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP of deceptive marketing practices which fueled the nationwide overdose crisis.
Tom Petty Died From Accidental Drug Overdose, Family SaysThe family of musician Tom Petty released a statement Friday saying he died from an "accidental drug overdose."
Coloradans Dispose Of Prescription Drugs Responsibly On 'Take Back Day'Many Denverites got rid of drugs that have expired or aren't used anymore on Saturday.
Opioid Crisis Has Lowered U.S. Life Expectancy, Study FindsAccording to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the country's opioid epidemic claimed over 33,000 lives in 2015.
Federal Funds To Help Colorado Fight Opioid AbuseColorado is getting nearly $7.8 million in federal funding to fight opioid abuse.
New Colorado Legislation Aimed At Addressing Opioid EpidemicA House study committee is reviewing the holes in Colorado's coverage and treatment abilities and hopes a bill will be part of the docket for the next legislative session.
Coroner: 'We Have Seen' Synthetic Opiates Like Fentanyl Mixed With MarijuanaFentanyl is 50 to 100 times more powerful than morphine and has been attributed to the increasing number of fatal drug overdoses across the U.S.
Walgreens Introduces Kiosks To Drop Off Unwanted MedicationA Walgreens in Thornton unveiled a new kiosk where people can get rid of unwanted medication.