Audit Finds Colorado Program To Flag Opioid Abuse Is Failing, Dozens of Doctors Running 'Pill Mills'A scathing new audit uncovered critical failings in a state program set up to prevent prescription drug abuse.
Denver Doctor Andrew Ho Pleads Guilty To Prescribing 'Holy Trinity' Of Dangerous Prescription DrugsDenver doctor pleaded guilty to illegally prescribing dangerous combination of controlled substances known as the "Holy Trinity."
Colorado Governor Signing Bills To Fight Opioid EpidemicGov. Jared Polis is signing a package of five bills into law to combat the growing opioid epidemic.
Colorado Pharmacist Headed To Prison, Ordered To Pay Restitution For Illegally Distributing OpioidsA registered pharmacist was The $55,000 community restitution payment is the first of its kind in the country, according to the United States Attorney for the District of Colorado.
Study: CBD Effective In Treating Heroin AddictionCannabidiol, the non-psychoactive ingredient in hemp and marijuana, could treat opioid addiction, a new study says.
Colorado Ranks No. 9 In The U.S. For Highest Drug Use, Study FindsThe WalletHub study considered 22 key metrics, ranging from arrest and overdose rates to opioid prescriptions and employee drug testing laws.
Opioids Bust: Feds Charge Doctors In 8 States, Including 'Rock Doc' Accused Of Trading Pills For SexNearly three dozen doctors and a host of other medical professionals across eight states were charged for illegally prescribing and distributing opioids and other dangerous narcotics, the Justice Department announced Wednesday.
Colorado US Attorney: Treat Overdose Deaths As HomicidesColorado's new U.S. attorney is encouraging law enforcement in the state to investigate opioid overdose deaths as homicides.
Google Is Making It Easier To Find Prescription Disposal LocationsThe DEA, pharmacies, state governments and now Google Maps are working to keep prescription drugs out of the wrong hands.
Prosecutor: Drug Maker Pushed OxyContin Despite Danger Signs"The launch of OxyContin Tablets will be followed by a blizzard of prescriptions," company officials reportedly said.
CVS Employees Fired After Tackling Robbery Suspect A CVS employee says he and a co-worker were unfairly terminated last month for stopping a thief from stealing drugs.
Restaurant Owner Won't Face Charges In Fatal ShootingA Conejos County restaurant owner who shot an intruder inside the business will not face criminal charges for the man's death.
Couple Arrested After Toddler Ingests Meth, Fentanyl And OxycodoneThe toddler also suffered burns, possibly from a torch used to smoke meth.
Nurses Given Prison Time For Stealing Opioids From HospitalsTwo Colorado nurses will serve time in jail after pleading guilty to stealing opioids from health care facilities.
Marijuana Legalization Could Help Offset Opioid Epidemic, Studies FindExperts have proposed using medical marijuana to help Americans struggling with opioid addiction. Now, two studies suggest that there is merit to that strategy.