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Federal prosecutors in Colorado, across the U.S. sue Walmart over role in opioid crisis

The Justice Department alleges Walmart violated federal law by selling thousands of prescriptions for controlled substances that its pharmacists "knew were invalid"

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.

Jonathan Sackler, co-owner of Purdue Pharma and target of Colorado lawsuit, dies

Colorado is among the states that named Jonathan Sackler in its lawsuit seeking damages for Purdue's alleged role in the state's opioid crisis.

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

The hidden deaths from coronavirus: People are dying after the pandemic removed their safety nets

Sara Wittner, of Broomfield, began using narcotics again after the COVID-19 pandemic dismantled elements of her sobriety support system. She died of a suspected fentanyl overdose.

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.

Colorado’s coronavirus budget crunch is putting Democratic accomplishments at risk

The Joint Budget Committee will begin meeting next week to consider recommended spending cuts, but they still may not be enough to balance the budget

Six RVs to help rural Colorado’s opioid addiction are coming to a parking lot near you

Three of the vehicles have already begun visiting rural towns where there is no access to medication-assisted treatment for heroin or prescription opioids.

A decade into the opioid crisis, Colorado hospitals have changed the way they treat opioid-exposed babies. And it’s helping.

Colorado newborns are now less likely to get methadone and more likely to room with their moms

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

Judge: Purdue workers should get bonuses, but maybe not CEO being sued by Colorado and other states

Colorado and Massachusetts allege that Purdue's CEO blamed the dangers of opioids on patients rather than the drugs

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

A new Colorado law makes possessing 13,000 fatal fentanyl doses a misdemeanor. Prosecutors are worried.

Colorado lawmakers this year passed a bill to reduce incarceration by making possession of 4 grams or less of most drugs a misdemeanor instead of a felony

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

Colorado woman gets prison for fatal heroin sale after U.S. attorney vows to treat overdose deaths as homicides

Kayla Pagano of Westminster learned her sentence Wednesday in Denver in the death of an unidentified woman in May 2018

Supervised injection site supporters aren’t ready to give up on the conversation in Colorado

Former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell, leader of the push nationally, visited Denver this week after a victory in federal court

Colorado, other states say OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma should not pay bonuses

Purdue has said it needs to make bonus payments to keep employees and maintain operations at a time of high turnover

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