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Kristine Kirk, left, and Richard Kirk, right (credit: CBS)

‘Involuntary Intoxication’ Could Set Man Accused Of Shooting Wife Free

Drug usage will play a big role in the defense of a man accused of killing his wife.

04/19/2014

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. (Getty)

Poll: Majority Of Chronic Pain Sufferers Feel Treated Like ‘Drug Addicts’ By Pharmacists

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.

03/11/2014

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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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

Police investigate overmedication charges at a clinic in Grand Junction (credit: CBS)

2 Doctors Accused In Deaths Ask For Hearing Change

Two doctors accused in four deaths due to the overprescribing of painkillers are asking a federal judge to move their next court hearings from Grand Junction to Denver because it would be more convenient.

08/20/2011

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Second Doctor Arrested In Painkiller Case

A second doctor accused of overprescribing painkillers that led to the deaths of four patients in Colorado has been arrested in Florida.

08/10/2011

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Western Slope Doctors Indicted On Drug Charges

A Western Slope doctor is in federal custody and another is wanted after they were indicted on charges they overprescribed painkillers to patients, leading to the deaths of four people.

08/09/2011

Daniel J Kramer (credit: CBS)

Man Gets Probation For Stealing Monks’ Painkillers

A Carbondale man has been sentenced to probation and community service for stealing painkillers from monks at an Old Snowmass monastery.

12/22/2010

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