'It’s Going To Save Lives': Colorado Naloxone Project Provides Opioid Overdose Medication To At-Risk PatientsThe coronavirus pandemic is being blamed for even more deaths as drug overdoses skyrocketed in Colorado during 2020. One group hopes to decrease the number in 2021 with more access to life saving Naloxone.
Opioid Crisis: Top Doctor Urges Access To Overdose AntidoteThe nation's chief doctor wants more Americans to start carrying the overdose antidote naloxone to help combat the nation's opioid crisis and save lives.
Police Split On Use Of NarcanSome argue administering Narcan subjects officers to danger while making no lasting impact on the death toll.
Law Enforcement's Overdose Reversal Drug Already Saving LivesAn Aurora police officer saved a man's life just one month after being trained and given the opioid and heroin reversal drug called naloxone. It's part of Colorado's fight to combat the explosive heroin epidemic.
Addicts Help Colorado Leaders Formulate Heroin Addiction Battle PlanLessons learned from addicts and their families are helping Colorado leaders in their efforts to attack the heroin addiction problem statewide.
Library Stocks Up On Drug To Treat OverdosesA new effort is being made to treat drug overdoses at Denver's Central Library.
More Police Get Trained To Administer Drug That Blocks Opiod OverdosesEvans Police Chief Rick Brandt has been spearheading efforts to get Narcan into the hands of law enforcement departments across the state.
Colorado AG And Partners Buying 2,500 Drug Overdose KitsThe attorney general's office says it's buying 2,500 drug overdose kits to help police and emergency responders confront Colorado's opioid epidemic.
Heroin Overdose Antidote Offers Hope For Vulnerable InmatesNaloxone, also known by the brand name Narcan, has become a key tool in curbing overdoes resulting from the nation's opioid abuse epidemic.
Health & Human Services Secretary In Denver To Talk HeroinPrescription drug abuse in Colorado has dropped by 18 percent, but heroin use has become an epidemic. On Friday federal and state officials talked about how to fight the deadly trend.
Hickenlooper, HHS Chief Discuss Prescription Drug AbuseA federal health official is visiting Colorado to highlight the problem of prescription drug abuse and to praise the state for addressing the issue.
Spike In Heroin Overdoses Prompts A Closer Look At AntidoteLast year in Denver Heroin killed more people than any other substance and now many police agencies are taking a closer look at equipping officers with an overdose antidote.
Overdose Drug Expansion Considered In ColoradoAccess to a powerful drug that can stop drug overdoses could be expanded in Colorado.