prescription drugs

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
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Why it might not matter if Colorado’s attorney general doesn’t think the national opioid settlement is sufficient

Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser says a bankruptcy court could “cram” a Purdue settlement onto the state. He also says he is examining potential legal action against other opioid companies.

Health Primary category in which blog post is published

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

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

Health Primary category in which blog post is published

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

Crime and Courts Primary category in which blog post is published

Denver authorities might be instructed to look the other way on magic mushrooms, but they remain illegal

The mushroom remains a federal Schedule 1 controlled substance, prohibited under state and federal law