DENVER (CBS4) – State lawmakers are considering a first-of-its-kind pilot program to combat an opioid epidemic in Colorado.
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Sen. Leroy Garcia, D-Pueblo, is sponsoring a bill that would provide $500,000 in grants for the next two years to expand access to treatment in rural areas.
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Among those testifying in favor of the bill was a Pueblo paramedic.