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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

Crime and Courts

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

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

Health

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

Health

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

Opinion Columns

How exercise is helping extreme athletes and others in Colorado battle addiction

"It's a community that welcomes you with open arms"

Coloradans

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

Politics and Government

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

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

Politics and Government

Colorado records modest decline in drug overdose deaths — the first decline since 2012

The state recorded 349 deaths from prescription painkillers, dropping by 24 from the previous year

Health

Polis signs into law bills on marijuana delivery, social use and investment that will change the pot industry

The slate of legislation represents an expansion of people's ability to purchase pot and consume it in Colorado, all while allowing for more investment in the industry

Business

Austin Eubanks, Columbine school shooting survivor who became advocate for fighting addiction, found dead

Austin Eubanks was shot in the hand and knee in the Columbine attack that killed 12 classmates and a teacher

Coloradans

Opinion: No, Jason Dunn, investigating opioid deaths as homicides won’t help end the crisis

Opinion

Q&A: Jason Dunn, Colorado’s new top federal prosecutor, on marijuana, battling the opioid epidemic and how to stop violent crime

Colorado's U.S. attorney spoke to The Colorado Sun, making his most detailed remarks to the news media since taking office in October

Crime and Courts

Colorado’s new U.S. attorney wants law enforcement to treat overdose deaths as homicides as he focuses on opioids

Jason Dunn, appointed by President Trump, laid out some of his office’s redoubled tactics in an interview with The Colorado Sun -- his most extensive remarks to the news media since taking office

Crime and Courts

No Colorado school districts meet federal safety standards for behavioral health staffing, investigation shows

A Colorado Sun investigation finds that despite clear connections between mental health and school shootings, far more funding goes to physical security measures

Sun Investigation

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

Health

Opinion: Let’s give Colorado’s children the support they need and save lives

Opinion Columns

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

Health

As the overdose epidemic in Colorado continues, hospitals are taking a new step to dramatically reduce opioid prescriptions

Opioids still account for 8 percent of all prescriptions in Colorado

Health
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