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Colorado has just 120 intensive care beds available statewide as COVID hospitalizations rise

Gov. Jared Polis on Thursday issued his most urgent plea in months asking Coloradans to get vaccinated against coronavirus in order to break a continued surge in hospitalizations that has left the state with only 120 available intensive care beds. Looking into the camera that was live streaming his news conference, Polis spoke directly to […]

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Jared Polis blasts FDA delay on coronavirus vaccine booster approval: “They have blood on their hands”

Using uncharacteristically incendiary rhetoric, Gov. Jared Polis on Monday criticized federal regulatory delays in rolling out coronavirus vaccine booster shots, dismissing concerns that the vaccine doses are unnecessary and could be better used elsewhere. “At the very least, the FDA should get out of the way and allow people to make this choice to protect […]

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Thousands of Coloradans may have already received an extra dose of coronavirus vaccine

An advisory committee to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will meet on Friday to discuss whether to recommend booster shots of coronavirus vaccine. But thousands of Coloradans may have already taken matters into their own hands. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment says the state’s immunization registry shows more than […]

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Colorado already allows prescription drug imports from Canada. Lawmakers want to open it up to more countries.

By Patty Niebert, The Associated Press/Report for America Colorado lawmakers are considering a bill to add more countries to a state program that imports prescription drugs from Canada. The state House Health and Insurance committee passed a bill Wednesday that would expand the program if the federal program is also increased. In 2020, under former […]

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How much do we know about marijuana’s medical capabilities after 163 years of claims? Just a little.

It’s not so much the claims made about the magic qualities of cannabinoids that prick up the ears — curing tuberculosis, anxiety, chronic pain, liver disease. Pretty standard hype in a world of consumers slathering themselves inside and out with anything labeled CBD or THC. It’s the year. The advertising hype about miraculous treatment of […]