Denver officials will pay a visit this month to Vancouver to see if they can learn from that city's innovative approach to injection drug use.
Tolerating a Denver cold snap, the large crowd held candles and chanted “we will remember” as 232 names were read aloud.
A recent article in the Washington Post details a Denver-based DEA investigation that linked the nation's largest drug company to suspicious narcotics sales. It says DEA investigators think the company, McKesson Corporation, was let off the hook too easily by federal attorneys.
Denver Harm Reduction Action Center is the state's largest needle exchange, taking in about 3,000 used syringes a day.
The proposed safe-injection facility is part of a six bill package to combat the growing opioid crisis in Colorado.
A lifetime of watching her mother battle opioid addiction led state Rep. Brittany Pettersen to sponsor a series of bills aimed at the problem.
Studies show some promising results for new opioid addiction approaches, but some insurers won’t pay for some alternative treatments.
Saturday marks National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.
In a pilot program, doctors at emergency facilities are experimenting to see if they can reduce opioid prescriptions.
“Opioids ought to be drugs of last resort, not drugs of first choice,” one expert says.