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Wheat Ridge Doctor Sentenced For Distributing Oxycodone

A doctor in Wheat Ridge is headed to federal prison for illegally distributing oxycodone.

01/04/2014

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Got Vicodin? Get Ready For Tighter Reins On Pain Pills

Take Vicodin? America’s most popular narcotic pain pill will soon be harder to get if the FDA has its way. Yet doctors and others have fought tighter control over prescribing this addictive and often abused medication. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr Dave Hnida disagrees, and explains why he thinks the new rules are good ones.

10/24/2013

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Veteran Jeffco Deputy Busted For Steroids

A veteran Jefferson County sheriff’s deputy is due in court later this week following his arrest earlier this year for possession of anabolic steroids and oxycodone.

09/09/2013

The majority of people who suffer from chronic pain feel they are treated like drug addicts during their pharmacy visits, and nearly one-third of pain sufferers showed concern they are being embarrassed by their healthcare provider. (credit: ThinkStock)

U.S. Attorney For Colorado: ‘Epidemic’ Abuse Of Prescription Drugs

The U.S. Attorney for Colorado has called the abuse of prescription drugs an “epidemic.”

05/24/2013

Dr. Kevin Clemmer's office near 44th & Wadsworth (credit: CBS)

Wheat Ridge Doctor Pleads Guilty To Illegally Prescribing Pain Killers

A doctor in Wheat Ridge has pleaded guilty to illegally prescribing pain killers.

05/24/2013

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108-Year Sentence For Assault On Douglas County Sheriff’s Deputy

A man accused of driving off with a sheriff’s deputy hanging off the side of his car and nearly backing into another officer has been sentenced to 108 years in prison.

04/12/2013

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Black Market For Prescription Meds Thriving In Metro Area

Law enforcement authorities may be fighting an uphill battle against illegal prescription medication resales as a CBS4 Investigation found powerful prescription pain medications being resold on popular websites.

01/31/2013

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Colorado Drug Bust Nets 15 Suspects

The Colorado attorney general has charged 15 people over accusations they sold large amounts of controlled medication.

01/17/2013

Douglas County Coroner Lora Thomas shows off medication held at the coroner's office (credit: CBS)

Heavy Duty Pain Meds Missing From Coroner’s Office, Inside Job Suspected

A CBS4 investigation has learned that thousands of dollars worth of narcotics and pain pills are missing from what was thought to be a secure storeroom at the Douglas County Coroner’s Office and are presumed to have been stolen.

10/31/2012

Surveillance footage of the Safeway pharmacy robbery suspect (credit: Lone Tree Police)

Pharmacy Robbery Suspect Seen Wearing Wig, Glasses

Police in Lone Tree are looking for a pharmacy thief wanted for stealing $12,000 worth of narcotics.

04/26/2012

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