Prescription Drugs

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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Prescription Drug Take Back Events On The Rise

Prescription drug abuse kills more than twice as many people as drunk drivers in Colorado. That’s why prescription drug take back events are on the rise.

09/30/2012

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Prescription Drug Round Up Featured At Jefferson County Safety Fair

About one-third of medications that are sold go unused. Drug Take Back programs are designed to deal with all of those leftovers.

08/22/2012

Billy Woodward talks with CBS4's Kathy Walsh (credit: CBS)

Former Addict, Dealer Says Heroin Is Big Business In Colorado

According to the Drug Enforcement Administration, heroin is way too easy to get in Colorado.

04/17/2012

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Coloradans Properly Dispose Of Prescription Drugs At ‘Take Back’ Event

Prescription drug abuse kills more than twice as many people in Colorado than drunk drivers. That’s why drug “take back” events are so important, promoting proper disposal of unused prescriptions.

10/30/2011

Alex Hunter shares the story of how his son overdosed on prescription drugs and alcohol. (credit: CBS)

Boulder Man Shares Sad Consequences Of Keeping Medications

The third National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is coming up on Oct. 29. It offers people a safe way to dispose of unwanted prescription drugs.

10/27/2011

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Prescription Take-Back Day Set For Oct. 29

The Drug Enforcement Administration is getting ready for its third nationwide prescription take-back day on Saturday, Oct. 29.

10/19/2011

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