If Denver and others join the litigation there will be nearly 20 Colorado local governments filing suit against opioid makers.
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Critics called for lawmakers to explore all options to pass at least some bills — including calling themselves back for a special session.
Conejos, Las Animas, Chaffee, Otero and Alamosa counties and the city of Alamosa have filed suit in U.S. District Court.
Dr. Dick Fulton is a retired radiologist who has patents for 50 medical devices, with number 51 on the way.
The bill would affect prescriptions written for patients in acute but short-term pain. Gov. Hickenlooper has yet to sign the measure into law.
Positive tests for opiates have fallen since 2012, the year marijuana was legalized in Colorado.
The director of the state health department says e-cigarette companies are marketing to teens and putting them at risk.
Public health officials worry that teen use of e-cigarettes could be an emerging disaster, reversing years of declines in smoking.
A Denver Health researcher posed as a pregnant woman and called 400 dispensaries inquiring about products for morning sickness.
In her new book "The Nature Fix," journalist Florence Williams documents scientists' quest to understand how being outdoors affects our health.
Pregnant women who use cannabis are more likely to have babies who weigh less, and possibly adverse brain development.
Walmart is in talks to acquire healthcare giant Humana, just one of several big changes on the horizon for the industry.
Expired or unused prescription drugs are dangerous when left behind in medicine cabinets.
Jacquin Buchanan is part of an international network of people who use 3-D printers to make prosthetic limbs for people for free.