opioid crisis

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For months Colorado has quietly been in talks for another multibillion-dollar opioid settlement

Colorado is part of a $48 billion national opioid settlement framework between state and local governments and pharmaceutical companies Cardinal Health, McKesson, AmerisourceBergen, Johnson & Johnson and Teva

Nicolais: Some sun in the dark clouds of the opioid epidemic

Government programs and healthcare innovators, including many in Colorado, have begun introducing potential solutions to combat the myriad of problems created by opioid misuse

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The Democratic agenda came with a big price tag. Now Colorado budget writers worry about paying the bill.

The rising costs of Gov. Jared Polis’ full-day kindergarten program is part of an estimated $100 million in additional costs lawmakers will need to cover

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Why it might not matter if Colorado’s attorney general doesn’t think the national opioid settlement is sufficient

Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser says a bankruptcy court could “cram” a Purdue settlement onto the state. He also says he is examining potential legal action against other opioid companies.

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Colorado emergency rooms are trying something new to stem the opioid crisis: addiction treatment

An increasing number of Denver-area hospitals are offering patients medication in the emergency room to treat their dependencies in the hopes of nudging them into long-term care

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Purdue Pharma, facing opioid lawsuit from Colorado, is in settlement talks with attorneys general across the U.S.

It's not clear if Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser is part of the settlement talks