To combat addiction, several Colorado hospitals tried a new approach to treating pain

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…


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Colorado Legislature Tackling Opioid Epidemic in 2018 Session

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.

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3 Things That Started the Opioid Crisis

The U.S. makes up five percent of the world’s population, but we consume 80 percent of the world’s supply of prescription opioid painkillers.

How did that happen?

“Between 1999 and 2010 in the U.S., there was a 300-percent increase in the number of prescriptions written for opioid…

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