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People who die each day from opioid-related drug overdoses
Percentage of opioid deaths involving benzodiazepines
People treated each day in emergency rooms for opioid misuse
Cost of the opioid epidemic in 2015
Council of Economic Advisors - Nov. 2017
Opioids in the news
Colorado hospitals that were part of a groundbreaking pilot project were able to dramatically reduce the amount of opioids they administered by simply focusing on alternative, safer pain treatments, according to a new study released Thursday.
When the Colorado Hospital Association launched the project last summer, it set a goal of reducing opioid administration in emergency departments by…
In 2018, a bi-partisan group of lawmakers plan to submit several bills to combat Colorado’s growing opioid addiction crisis. Hundreds of people in the state have died, and the bills aim to reverse that trend, coving a range of solutions from prevention to intervention to treatment.