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.
Program Works To Restore Damage Done By By Opioid AddictionFamilies across Colorado are struggling with opioid and heroin addictions that are ravaging communities. Parents and children struggle to stay together because of the addictions.
Secret Facebook Groups Being Set Up To Sell Drugs To KidsThe Jefferson County District Attorney's Office is sending out a warning to parents about secret Facebook groups that pose a risk to children.
Colorado's 'Largest And Most Complex Heroin Bust' Nets 34 As Use Of The Drug ThrivesState, federal agents and prosecutors say they have arrested 34 people in a heroin distribution sweep that resulted in 57 state and federal indictments.
Lawmakers Want Pills That Can't Be Crushed & Snorted, Melted & InjectedLawmakers want to help curb prescription drug abuse in Colorado, a state they say has one of the highest abuse rates in the country.
Colorado Man Offers Fellow Vets Free Pot Because It Changed His LifeIt was a first for some veterans in Colorado on Memorial Day -- they were invited to a free marijuana giveaway.
A Look At Heroin Abuse In ColoradoSome states, including Colorado, are reporting a rise in heroin use as many addicts shift from more costly and harder-to-get prescription opiates to this cheaper alternative.
Heroin Use, Deaths On The Rise In Middle Class AmericaAccording to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, heroin use in America is up 75% between 2007 and 2011. Many heroin addicts start on prescription pain killers prescribed for minor injuries.
Former Teacher's Aide Accused In Connection With 4 Overdose DeathsA former teacher's aide faces one count of murder after being accused of dealing drugs to young adults who died of overdoses.
Overdose Drug Expansion Advances In ColoradoAn overdose drug that can save the life of an overdosing addict has won initial approval in the Colorado Senate, despite objections the measure could encourage drug users.
Overdose Drug Expansion Considered In ColoradoAccess to a powerful drug that can stop drug overdoses could be expanded in Colorado.
Black Market For Prescription Meds Thriving In Metro AreaLaw enforcement authorities may be fighting an uphill battle against illegal prescription medication resales as a CBS4 Investigation found powerful prescription pain medications being resold on popular websites.
ER Doctors To Crack Down On Prescribing PainkillersEmergency room doctors in the Denver metro area are cracking down on how they disperse prescription painkillers.
Police Search For Man Who Robbed Rite Aid In Arapahoe CountyA $2,000 reward is being offered to find whoever robbed a pharmacy in Arapahoe County.
Boulder Man Shares Sad Consequences Of Keeping Medications The third National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is coming up on Oct. 29. It offers people a safe way to dispose of unwanted prescription drugs.