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opioid epidemic

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opioid epidemic

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

Health

Coronavirus moved some substance treatment services online in Colorado — possibly permanently

Private and group therapy sessions are now happening over Zoom. Clinicians in rural areas are connecting with clients over the phone. Even AA took 12-step programs online. For many, it's working well.

Health

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

Politics and Government

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

Health

Bankruptcy judge considers $1.3 million bonus for Purdue Pharma CEO being sued by Colorado

Craig Landau, a Purdue employee since 1999 who rose to the top job in 2017, is named as a defendant in lawsuits filed by Colorado, Massachusetts, five local governments and more than 100 hospitals

Crime and Courts