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Got Vicodin? Get Ready For Tighter Reins On Pain Pills

Take Vicodin? America’s most popular narcotic pain pill will soon be harder to get if the FDA has its way. Yet doctors and others have fought tighter control over prescribing this addictive and often abused medication. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr Dave Hnida disagrees, and explains why he thinks the new rules are good ones.

10/24/2013

Frank Ventola talks with CBS4's Suzanne McCarroll (credit: CBS)

Safeway Shopper Thwarts Pharmacy Robbery

An armed robber thought he’d gotten away with some prescription drugs, but a quick-thinking customer saw the crime ending differently.

05/20/2013

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Overdose Drug Expansion Considered In Colorado

Access to a powerful drug that can stop drug overdoses could be expanded in Colorado.

02/11/2013

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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

Surveillance footage of the Safeway pharmacy robbery suspect (credit: Lone Tree Police)

Pharmacy Robbery Suspect Seen Wearing Wig, Glasses

Police in Lone Tree are looking for a pharmacy thief wanted for stealing $12,000 worth of narcotics.

04/26/2012

Louis Hampers (credit: CBS)

Denver Doctor Gets Probation In Drug Case

A Denver doctor who pleaded guilty to obtaining thousands of generic Vicodin and generic Ambien pills by using aliases has been sentenced to five years of supervised probation.

03/28/2012

An image of the suspect (credit: CBS)

Pharmacy Robberies Are Growing In Colorado

A man with gun robbed a pharmacy on Tuesday and police in two metro departments are now investigating similar crimes. It appears the thief is looking for a particular prescription.

02/15/2011

An image from surveillance video of the man Wheat Ridge police call "the hooded pain med bandit." (credit: CBS)

Police Search For Hooded Pain Bandit

Police in Wheat Ridge are hoping someone recognizes a man they call “the hooded pain med bandit.”

01/07/2011