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.
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.
A former teacher’s aide faces one count of murder after being accused of dealing drugs to young adults who died of overdoses.
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.
Access to a powerful drug that can stop drug overdoses could be expanded in Colorado.
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.
Emergency room doctors in the Denver metro area are cracking down on how they disperse prescription painkillers.
A $2,000 reward is being offered to find whoever robbed a pharmacy in Arapahoe County.
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.
Some pharmacies in Colorado are hiring armed security because of soaring prescription drug thefts.