Colorado’s program to stop patients from “doctor shopping” for opioids hasn’t been working, audit finds
Audit recommends legislation to require prescribers to use the database to track drug prescriptions — and add penalties if they don't
Colorado hospitals are giving patients take-home doses of the overdose antidote to fight the opioid crisis
The Colorado Naloxone Project aims to make the state the first in the nation in which all hospital emergency departments offer naloxone when high-risk patients are discharged
Counterfeit opioid pills made in Mexico pushed Colorado into a third, deadly wave of the opioid crisis
The Colorado Sun spoke with Deanne Reuter, special agent in charge of the Denver field office of the DEA, where agents are tracing the illicit fentanyl pipeline across the southern border.
Lack of child care prevents moms from getting drug treatment in Colorado. Here comes “RV Honey.”
The first-of-its-kind program will send RVs renovated as child care classrooms to drug and mental health centers in Denver and the San Luis Valley.
Colorado governor vetoes bill that sought to reduce prescription opioid abuse
Gov. Jared Polis wrote in a letter that he vetoed House Bill 1085 because of the impact it would have on health insurance premiums
We’re dealing with a pandemic, but remember the opioid crisis? Coronavirus is likely to make it worse.
Colorado slashed millions of dollars that would have helped prevent and treat opioid addiction. And the opioid epidemic is expected to get a coronavirus aftershock.
Opinion: It’s time for our federal and state lawmakers to get serious about fentanyl
U.S. Attorney Jason R. Dunn says a new Colorado law sends the wrong message to drug traffickers and to victims and families
Colorado could soon get a lot of money from opioid settlements. But where should those dollars go?
In a new Colorado Health Institute survey, experts weighed between spending money on treatment, prevention and other priorities
Why the DEA is suing Colorado’s pharmacy board as part of an opioid investigation
State officials say they can’t release the data the DEA wants without violating patients’ privacy
Opinion: Why military veterans should have expanded access to medical cannabis
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
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
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.
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
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