Oxycontin

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Colorado Man Offers Fellow Vets Free Pot Because It Changed His Life

It was a first for some veterans in Colorado on Memorial Day — they were invited to a free marijuana giveaway.

05/27/2014

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A Look At Heroin Abuse In Colorado

Some states, including Colorado, are reporting a rise in heroin use as many addicts shift from more costly and harder-to-get prescription opiates to this cheaper alternative.

04/05/2014

CBS4's Jennifer Brice talks with Chris Lazarus whose son died of a heroin overdose. (Credit: CBS)

Heroin Use, Deaths On The Rise In Middle Class America

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, heroin use in America is up 75% between 2007 and 2011. Many heroin addicts start on prescription pain killers prescribed for minor injuries.

10/21/2013

Almeda Beth Sullivan (credit: Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office)

Former Teacher’s Aide Accused In Connection With 4 Overdose Deaths

A former teacher’s aide faces one count of murder after being accused of dealing drugs to young adults who died of overdoses.

07/09/2013

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Overdose Drug Expansion Advances In Colorado

An overdose drug that can save the life of an overdosing addict has won initial approval in the Colorado Senate, despite objections the measure could encourage drug users.

03/05/2013

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Overdose Drug Expansion Considered In Colorado

Access to a powerful drug that can stop drug overdoses could be expanded in Colorado.

02/11/2013

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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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ER Doctors To Crack Down On Prescribing Painkillers

Emergency room doctors in the Denver metro area are cracking down on how they disperse prescription painkillers.

01/20/2013

An image of the suspect (credit: CBS)

Police Search For Man Who Robbed Rite Aid In Arapahoe County

A $2,000 reward is being offered to find whoever robbed a pharmacy in Arapahoe County.

02/04/2012

Alex Hunter shares the story of how his son overdosed on prescription drugs and alcohol. (credit: CBS)

Boulder Man Shares Sad Consequences Of Keeping Medications

The third National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is coming up on Oct. 29. It offers people a safe way to dispose of unwanted prescription drugs.

10/27/2011

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