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Medication Disposal Program Passes Colorado House

People with unused prescription medications will be encouraged to dispose them at approved locations under a bill that passed the Colorado House.

03/19/2014

Are Prescription Drugs Covered Under My Health Insurance?

Under the Affordable Care Act, most health insurance policies must cover prescription drugs.

03/12/2014

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

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Sen. Bennet Behind Prescription Drug Tracking Law

One of Colorado’s U.S. senators is behind a sweeping new drug safety law — the first in decades. It allows the government to track prescription drugs the same way companies like FedEx track packages.

12/04/2013

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Prescription Drug Take Back Events Held Across Colorado

Authorities across Colorado are disposing of unused and expired medications as part of Saturday’s prescription drug take back event.

10/26/2013

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Doctor Linked To Overdose Death Case Involving Teacher’s Aide

A former teacher’s aide accused of selling lethal doses of drugs that left four young people dead may have gotten thousands of pills.

07/10/2013

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

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DEA Sponsoring Prescription Drug ‘Take Back’ Day Across Colorado

More teens admit to participating in the dangerous trend of misusing prescription drugs, and this weekend there’s a way to get rid of that potential danger.

04/23/2013

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Court: Can Generic Drug Maker Be Sued Over Design?

The Supreme Court seemed skeptical Tuesday of allowing generic drug manufacturers to be sued in state court for a drug’s design defects if federal officials approved the brand-name version the generic drug copied.

03/19/2013

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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

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