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Ketamine is quietly helping Colorado patients with severe depression at a community mental health center

Patients who never found success with antidepressants are feeling their depression lift thanks to ketamine treatments at a new Mental Health Center of Denver program.

Health

Colorado panel issues recommendations for when ketamine should be used outside of hospital settings

Paramedics injected Elijah McClain with ketamine after they said he exhibited signs of excited delirium. McClain later died.

Health

Colorado governor signs wave of criminal justice bills into law, including ketamine measure spurred by Elijah McClain’s death

The legislation Gov. Jared Polis signed on Tuesday includes measures aimed at reducing burdensome court fees and the fallout that families in poverty can face when they don’t pay them

Crime and Courts

Effort to limit ketamine use by Colorado paramedics, police advances toward governor’s desk

The bill comes two years after the death of Elijah McClain, a Black man who was injected with the drug while under arrest in Aurora in 2019.

Politics and Government

Rep. Caraveo: In the wake of unnecessary deaths, it’s past time to regulate ketamine in police situations

Elijah McClain’s death after being injected with this powerful drug exemplifies the inexcusable influence that law enforcement exerts on its use.

Opinion Columns

Colorado medics may have misdiagnosed “excited delirium” hundreds of times when dosing people with ketamine

The doctor who helped define "excited delirium" says based on Colorado's population, medics should have encountered about 57 cases in the 2.5 year period in which they gave ketamine 902 times.

Health

Aurora temporarily bans ketamine use amid Elijah McClain probe

The ban in the city of Aurora, adopted unanimously on Monday, will stay in effect until the city-sponsored independent investigation of Elijah McClain's death is complete

Crime and Courts

Colorado anesthesiologists want paramedics to stop injecting people with ketamine during arrests

The Colorado health department last month announced a review of ketamine's use almost a year after Elijah McClain's death

Crime and Courts

State health department announces review of ketamine waivers one year after Elijah McClain’s death

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment says the review will begin immediately and last at least 12 weeks. When the review is complete, a report will be issued.

News

Coloradans dosed with ketamine during police confrontations — like Elijah McClain was — want investigation

25 doctors signed a position paper supporting the use of ketamine when people being arrested show "excited delirium." Two men say they were in handcuffs and complying with cops when the drug was administered in Arapahoe County and Lakewood.

Health

Colorado health officials probe sedative given before death of Elijah McClain

The inquiry is the latest in a series of new reviews of the case of Elijah McClain that has received renewed attention as part of protests over police brutality and racial injustice

Crime and Courts

Medics in Colorado dosed 902 people with ketamine for “excited delirium” in 2.5 years, including Elijah McClain

101 fire and rescue agencies in Colorado are allowed to administer ketamine. In 17% of the instances when they used the drug for "excited delirium" serious complications arose.

Health

Colorado governor names special prosecutor to investigate death of Elijah McClain

Move by Polis comes after national attention as Aurora seeks to finalize its own secondary investigation into the incident.

Politics and Government