Former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell, leader of the push nationally, visited Denver this week after a victory in federal court
Colorado officials created greeting cards to destigmatize the opioid epidemic. They didn’t order nearly enough.By Jennifer Brown Health Primary category in which blog post is published
The Democratic agenda came with a big price tag. Now Colorado budget writers worry about paying the bill.By John Frank Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published
Purdue Pharma files for bankruptcy as part of settlement that Colorado’s attorney general thinks is inadequateBy The Associated Press Health 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
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
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
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
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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
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
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