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.
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.
The U.S. Attorney for Colorado has called the abuse of prescription drugs an “epidemic.”
A doctor in Wheat Ridge has pleaded guilty to illegally prescribing pain killers.
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.
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.
The Colorado attorney general has charged 15 people over accusations they sold large amounts of controlled medication.
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.
Police in Lone Tree are looking for a pharmacy thief wanted for stealing $12,000 worth of narcotics.
Jefferson County detectives want the public’s help locating a woman who tried to steal prescription painkillers from a Walgreens.