Prescription drugs

Ignacio’s only commercial pharmacy to close Sunday

IGNACIO – Farmers Fresh Pharmacy, the only commercial pharmacy in Ignacio, will close its doors Sunday, leaving a hole in the town’s health care system. Farmers Fresh Pharmacy notified the...

DATE: June 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ketamine center aims to help those with depression, PTSD, chronic pain

People living with depression, post-traumatic stress disorder and chronic pain have a new option for treatment in Durango, in the form of an old medication called ketamine. Dr. Dan Caplin opened...

DATE: June 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Durango man fights high prescription drug costs ... and wins

Durango resident Robert Harlan had back surgery in 2014 at Mercy Regional Medical Center. He has Medicare and supplemental insurance, so he didn’t expect to owe anything on the medical procedure,...

DATE: May 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Attorney general confident maker of OxyContin will settle Colorado lawsuit

Colorado’s lawsuit against Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin, is likely to end in a settlement that could give the state ten of millions to invest in addiction treatment, state Attorney General...

DATE: May 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Senate Finance Committee takes aim at rising drug costs

A majority of Coloradans believe prescription drug prices should be more transparent, as the Senate Finance Committee expressed bipartisan support this week to decrease the costs of drugs. Lowing...

DATE: Feb. 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lecture about history and ethics of opioid use to be held Nov. 29

Fort Lewis College will present The History and Ethics of Opioids as part of the Lifelong Learning Lecture series at 7 p.m. Nov. 29 in Room 130 of Noble Hall, 1000 Rim Drive. The lecture will be...

DATE: Nov. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Treatment is changing to prevent opioid addiction

After Durangoan Florence Paillard had surgery on a herniated disk in her back last month, her doctor prescribed Tramadol, an opioid, without any refills. The limited prescription is evidence of...

DATE: Nov. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pilot program to curb opioid addiction to be expanded

WASHINGTON – A pilot program that encouraged the use of alternatives to opioids at Colorado hospitals will soon be implemented at hospitals across the country as a result of President Donald Trump...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Opioid Memorial Wall will not visit

Herald Staff Report The Opioid Memorial Wall will not be visiting the Durango Public Library Monday because of snow storms on the Front Range. The display was planned to raise awareness about the...

DATE: Oct. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

In fight against opioid abuse, doctors in Southwest Colorado reduce prescriptions

Preventing opioid addiction can start in a doctor’s office, which is why hospitals and clinics across the region are cutting back on prescribing opioids such as codeine and oxycodone. More than...

DATE: Feb. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

By changing approach to pain, hospitals can cut into opioid epidemic

One of the most common reasons for finding yourself in the emergency room is pain. In response, doctors may try something simple at first, like ibuprofen or a Tylenol. If that wasn’t effective, the...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Aid in dying group releases early numbers on life-ending prescriptions for 2017

An advocacy group estimates that about 50 terminally ill adults in Colorado requested life-ending prescriptions this year, the first year doctors could assist patients under the state’s Aid in...

DATE: Dec. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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