opioids

Crime and Courts Primary category in which blog post is published

Colorado isn’t part of settlement with opioid maker Purdue Pharma; attorney general calls offer “inadequate”

Colorado is suing Purdue, maker of the potent painkiller OxyContin, and the Sackler family, which owns the pharmaceutical giant, in state court

Health Primary category in which blog post is published

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

Health Primary category in which blog post is published

How Colorado’s rural education network went from teaching home economics to fighting the opioid epidemic

Colorado State University is banking that its extension agents, trusted and well-known in their communities, can use their local star power to reach vulnerable families

Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

AG Phil Weiser backs Philly in lawsuit over supervised-drug-use sites, even if Colorado’s effort is stalled

Weiser joined attorneys general from six other states in filing a friend-of-the-court brief in support of the Philadelphia non-profit Safehouse

Crime and Courts Primary category in which blog post is published

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

Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

Colorado treats marijuana taxes like “a piggy bank.” But now top lawmakers want to limit spending to two areas.

Colorado budget writers want to prioritize spending marijuana tax money on opioids and education, but it could mean cuts elsewhere