Prescription Drugs

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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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Money Saver Compares Prescription Drug Prices For Best Deal

Prescription drugs can be expensive. CBS4′s Money Saver Suzanne McCarroll went shopping to find the best prices on three popular medications.


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Prescription Drug Take Back Events A Success

More than 100 law enforcement agencies across the state collected prescription and over-the-counter drugs in drug “take back” events on Saturday.


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Possible Prescription Drug Incident At Rocky Heights Middle School

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is looking into a possible case involving students and prescription drugs.


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Get Rid Of Unused Or Expired Medications Safely

Throwing unused prescription medication in the trash or flushing them can harm the environment. There is a way to properly dispose of medication anytime. It’s called the Colorado Medication Take Back.