opioids

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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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Colorado’s new attorney general wants $4.2 million for organizational makeover as part of big shift from his GOP predecessor

Phil Weiser, a Democrat, also said he will remove Colorado from a lawsuit challenging the Obama-era Clean Power Plan

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Colorado’s new attorney general plans legal action against Trump administration over health care, citizenship question

Phil Weiser says “there is going to be an ongoing opportunity for us to join a range of lawsuits that are protecting our Colorado way of life (and) our population and standing up for the rule of law.”

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Leroy Garcia’s opening remarks are notable for what he didn’t mention. Here’s the Colorado Senate president’s speech, annotated.

Context for Leroy Garcia's opening day speech at the Colorado legislature, with annotations from The Colorado Sun highlighting what’s important and explaining what it all means

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Denver moves forward with plan for supervised injection site for IV-drug users

City Council's ordinance is contingent on state legislation, and flouts federal law

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Denver city councilman, state lawmaker revive plans for safe injection site, in spite of federal law

Drug overdoses kill more people than firearms in Denver and a Colorado state lawmaker calls opioid addiction the “greatest public health crisis of our time”

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The inside story of how one opioid company spread millions of pain pills around Colorado, according to a newly unsealed court document

The Colorado Attorney General’s Office alleges that Purdue Pharma’s sales tactics helped drive the overdose epidemic in the state