Prescription Drugs

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Colorado Residents Can Drop Off Unused Prescription Drugs On Saturday

Cities along the Front Range are accepting unused and expired prescription medication on Saturday to prevent them from being abused or disposed of improperly.

09/26/2014

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Health Officials Team Up With Law Enforcement To Tackle Prescription Drug Abuse

Colorado 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.

09/24/2014

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Drug Take Back Event Helps Dispose Of Prescription Drugs

A national drive to dispose of prescription drugs took place on Friday across the country.

04/27/2014

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Get Rid Of Old, Expired Prescription Drugs During Take Back Event

Authorities across Colorado are getting ready to help people dispose of unused and expired medications as part of Saturday’s prescription drug take back event.

04/25/2014

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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

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