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.
Emergency room doctors in the Denver metro area are cracking down on how they disperse prescription painkillers.
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.
A second doctor accused of overprescribing painkillers that led to the deaths of four patients in Colorado has been arrested in Florida.
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.
A Carbondale man has been sentenced to probation and community service for stealing painkillers from monks at an Old Snowmass monastery.