- In New Hampshire this week, Hillary Clinton veered from the stump speech for a somber discussion on substance abuse. Nearly everyone in the room had been affected by drugs.Read More
- A lawyer hired by community group No Methadone in Monument said Monday that while zoning allows for a clinic in that location, the word "clinic" is never defined by the town.Read more
With news that heroin use is rising across the county, we took a look at how that's affecting Colorado.
Only three of the 37 clinicians with prescribing authority had prescribed naloxone, according to a Kaiser Permanente Colorado study.
- The State Auditor found the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing needs to improve oversight of the system that provides prescription drugs to Medicaid recipients.Read more
The standing orders establish a set of conditions that streamline prescribing the medication.
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment received $300,000 earmarked in the state's new $25 billion budget for prescription disposal.
- The sheriff's office collected 389 pounds of unwanted drugs in 2013 for disposal so that citizens wouldn't hurt the environment getting rid of them.Read more