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Colorado already allows prescription drug imports from Canada. Lawmakers want to open it up to more countries.

Colorado and 11 other states want to expand programs to directly import medications, most of which are manufactured in other countries. The law passed in 2019 to allow Canadian imports hasn't yet been implemented.

Health

Rising insulin costs force 40% of Colorado diabetics to ration its use, AG’s report says

The study makes recommendations for quick action to ensure fewer cost burdens that keep patients from buying the lifesaving drug

Health

What you need to know about remdesivir, the experimental coronavirus drug that just arrived in Colorado

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment began distributing supplies of the drug to hospitals on Wednesday

Coronavirus

Colorado’s rural pharmacies wrestle against big business to remain community cornerstones

1,230 rural pharmacies have closed since 2003, including 45 in Colorado. Some blame benefit management companies that reimburse for medications at less than they cost to buy.

Business

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

Opinion Columns

With objections from Canada and drug companies, Colorado’s plan to import prescription medicines could be in trouble

The U.S. government recently gave its support to importing cheaper drugs, but Canadian officials are pushing back and could potentially block exports

Health

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

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

Health

After Sun report on pharma money and a Colorado Medicaid board, senior state attorney tells board members to be more transparent

The talk comes after it was revealed that one board member, Dr. Alex Reish, received thousands of dollars in benefits from pharmaceutical companies without disclosing them.

Health

Doctor on influential Colorado board that decides Medicaid drugs received thousands from pharmaceutical companies

Dr. Alex Reish received more than $10,000 -- mostly in free food -- from pharmaceutical companies

Health