Tag Archives: opioid

Officers To Carry Drug To Reverse Overdoses

Sweetwater County Sheriff’s officers and detectives will soon carry doses of a special medication to counteract opioid overdoses in emergency situations. The medication is called Narcan, which is used for the complete or partial reversal of opioid overdose, including respiratory depression. Sheriff Mike Lowell says the goal is to have a resource to Continue reading

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

YVMC Joins Program To Limit Opioids In ER

Eight Colorado hospitals including Yampa Valley Medical Center in Steamboat are now part of a pilot program to cut down on the amount of opioids used in their emergency rooms.  Participants of the program will use alternatives to Continue reading

Millions To Go Towards Fighting Opioid Abuse

Nearly $8 million has been allocated by the department of Health and Human Services to go toward fighting the opioid epidemic in Colorado. HHS Secretary Tom Price announced last week that the agency will provide more than $485 million in federal grants to go towards fighting opioid abuse. The grants are part of the 21st Century Cures Act, which Congressman Scott Tipton helped pass at the end of 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

Tipton Talks Opioid Legislation And Abuse

SCOTT-TIPTON-NEW-300With opioid  use and abuse on the rise in Northwest Colorado, Wild West Radio’s Nolan Sharpe sat down with Congressman Scott Tipton to discuss legislation that he has sponsored to help curtail the epidemic, and what families and communities like ours can do to help prevent and limit the use of Continue reading