A Denver doctor, a Lyons pharmacist and two South Denver pharmacists have been charged with dispensing opioids outside of usual professional practice.
Supporters are short on time to collect the required 5,000 signatures before the mid-August deadline. Instead, they’re aiming for the Denver’s May 2019 ballot.
In Colorado, nine have already joined in the action and more than a dozen cities and counties say they’re considering the move.
Expired or unused prescription drugs are dangerous when left behind in medicine cabinets.
Pueblo County commissioner Terry Hart, a Democrat, said his county has been one of the hardest hit by the state's opioid crisis.
Ten Colorado hospitals across the state participated in a six-month pilot project to cut opioid use called the Colorado Opioid Safety Collaborative.
Saturday marks National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.
Colorado doctors collected $4.6 million in payments over two years from opioid companies — the highest in the country based on population.
Denver's library is one of the first to carry Narcan, the brand name for Naloxone, a medication used to reverse an opioid overdose.
Pettersen wants to put forward a bill that would require drug makers to help pay for treatment programs in Colorado.