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Colorado unveils plan to distribute $400 million in opioid settlement money

Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser and a number of local officials announced a framework that would split the dollars between state and local governments

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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

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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

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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

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Carman: The addicts in our families deserve justice for the corporate kingpins

Opinion Columns

Colorado expands lawsuit against opioid-maker Purdue Pharma to include its owners, the Sackler family

Attorney General Phil Weiser says the move will allow the state to use new consumer protection laws, which could mean stiffer penalties and ease the state’s burden of proof

Crime and Courts

Death rates among pregnant women in Colorado are climbing. Suicide and overdose are to blame.

To counteract the rising mortality figure, the state strengthened a death review committee and plans to expand drug treatment

Health

Oklahoma just agreed to a big settlement with the maker of Oxycontin. Should Colorado do the same?

State lawmaker says the amount Oklahoma received is “absolutely insufficient” to address Colorado’s opioid crisis

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The opioid maker being sued by Colorado for fanning the overdose epidemic says everything it did was FDA-approved

Purdue Pharma, the maker of Oxycontin, has asked a judge in Denver to dismiss the Colorado attorney general’s lawsuit against it

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The number of babies born with syphilis is accelerating in Colorado and nationwide

A record-setting 36,000 cases of STDs were reported in Colorado last year

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