Drug Take-Back Day Keeps Leftover Medications Out Of Abuser HandsThe Drug Enforcement Administration hosted the bi-annual “Drug Takeback” event throughout the nation, including nearly 100 stations in Colorado.
Details In Colorado Lawsuit Against Big Pharma Now ReleasedThe state of Colorado is going after a major pharmaceutical company for its role in the opioid epidemic which is plaguing communities.
Man In Constant Pain Trades Opioids For Alternative TherapiesThe U.S. is considered in the throes of an opioid epidemic. In 2015, more than two million Americans suffered from opioid dependence or addiction.
Seniors Want To Keep Access To Opioids As Medication That Works For ThemOne group of senior citizens believe that Colorado has gone too far in the fight against opioids, keeping them from people who truly need the medication for pain relief.
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.
The Heroin Fix: Sister of OD Victim Says Causes of Addiction Need AttentionMore than 750 Coloradans have died from heroin overdoses over the past five years. But, behind the numbers are families and their stories.
Trump Declares Opioid Crisis A National EmergencyOpioid abuse kills an estimated 142 Americans each day.
Community Meeting Held Over Opioid Crisis Occurring In ColoradoThe Department of Regulatory Agencies' (DORA) Division of Professions and Occupations (DPO) hosted a community meeting Tuesday morning concerning the the prescription drug abuse problem.
Deputies Already Using New Nasal Spray Kits For Heroin OverdosesJust last week deputies in Arapahoe County had to save a couple from an opiate overdose. The deputies just received an antidote a week earlier.