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.
Law Enforcement's Overdose Reversal Drug Already Saving LivesAn Aurora police officer saved a man's life just one month after being trained and given the opioid and heroin reversal drug called naloxone. It's part of Colorado's fight to combat the explosive heroin epidemic.
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.
How Parents Are Helping Their Kids OverdoseIt’s a message that we give parents at every visit: keep all medications out of the reach of children-- and teens. But a new study says that advice is being ignored.
Lawmakers Consider Pilot Program To Combat Opioid EpidemicState lawmakers are considering a first-of-its-kind pilot program to combat an opioid epidemic in Colorado.