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Prescription Drug Abuse

Health & Human Services Secretary In Denver To Talk HeroinPrescription drug abuse in Colorado has dropped by 18 percent, but heroin use has become an epidemic. On Friday federal and state officials talked about how to fight the deadly trend.
Hickenlooper, HHS Chief Discuss Prescription Drug AbuseA federal health official is visiting Colorado to highlight the problem of prescription drug abuse and to praise the state for addressing the issue.
Lawmakers Want Pills That Can't Be Crushed & Snorted, Melted & InjectedLawmakers want to help curb prescription drug abuse in Colorado, a state they say has one of the highest abuse rates in the country.
Health Officials Team Up With Law Enforcement To Tackle Prescription Drug AbuseColorado has the second highest rate of prescription drug abuse in the nation. More people die from drug overdoses than car crashes every year. Now health officials are teaming up with law enforcement to tackle the problem.
Benzo Addiction A Growing Concern For Health ExpertsPrescription drugs called "Benzos" are a class of one of the most widely prescribed medications in the U.S., but there is new concern in Colorado that they are being overused.
New Colorado Program Aimed At Teen Prescription Drug AbuseThe group that brought edgy ads to television and billboards in an effort to reduce meth abuse is bringing that same approach to a statewide effort to prevent teen prescription drug abuse.

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