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CO Medicaid Takes Steps To Combat Opioids

The state’s Medicaid program has come up with a new way to combat the opioid epidemic. Health First Colorado will only pay for an initial seven-day Continue reading

Man Who Stole Laughing Gas In Craig Found Dead

Police have determined the person responsible for the February break-in at the Craig  Airgas was the same individual found deceased in a Vernal hotel room in March. Eagle County Continue reading

Tipton Talks Opiod Legislation

SCOTT-TIPTON-NEW-300Colorado Congressman Scott Tipton has cosponsored legislation intended to push back against opioid abuse and addiction in the US and Northwest Colorado. The Congressman has put forth legislation that would require additional labeling for opioid medication, and another bill that would change the patient evaluation systems for Continue reading

Addiction To Opioids May Increase Pain

opioid-addiction-graphic-v71Opioid addiction is on the rise across Northwest Colorado. A new study shows that addiction to prescription pain killers may actually make you feel worse. New research from C-U shows opioid use in rat’s actually increased their chronic pain. According to Peter Grace, who helped conduct the study, pain Continue reading