The drug carfentanil, a synthetic opioid used as an elephant tranquilizer in China, recently surfaced in Colorado and has already led to at least two deaths in the state.
Denver's library is one of the first to carry Narcan, the brand name for Naloxone, a medication used to reverse an opioid overdose.
"The cuddle shift" can be some pretty emotionally taxing work, says the nurse who leads the birth center at St. Mary Corwin Medical Center
In an area ravaged by the opioid crisis, Dr. Barbara Troy is the only doctor for miles who can prescribe a key drug for those in recovery.
Pettersen wants to put forward a bill that would require drug makers to help pay for treatment programs in Colorado.
A Denver business owner was forced to close his store after finding out that kratom-- the natural substance he had been selling for almost 5 years-- would soon be considered more dangerous than meth.
The government is raising the limit on the number of patients a doctor can treat for opioid addiction using the drug buprenorphine to 275 from 100. The move expands office-based treatment options.
- Federal survey data says Colorado's residents are heavy users of marijuana, alcohol, cocaine and opioids.Read more