User: flenvcenter Topic: Environmental Health-Regional
Category: Drugs
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Obama officials failed to focus as fentanyl burned its way across America 13.3.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
In May 2016, a group of national health experts issued an urgent plea in a private letter to high-level officials in the Obama administration. Thousands of people were dying from overdoses of fentanyl - the deadliest drug to ever hit U.S. streets - and the administration needed to take immediate action. The epidemic had been escalating for three years.
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Parents and youth dealing with mental health issues: The Denver Post wants to hear from you 28.2.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
With youth suicides on the rise in the state, The Denver Post wants to hear from Coloradans about how they or their child are affected by this growing mental health crisis.
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Use of meth, heroin, other drugs may be linked to growing rates of syphilis 26.2.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Public health officials grappling with record-high syphilis rates around the nation have pinpointed what appears to be a major risk factor: drug use.
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Colorado House OKs bill on medical marijuana use for autism 7.2.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Colorado's House has passed a bill allowing medical marijuana use to treat autism spectrum disorders.
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As Alzheimer’s disease preys on a Colorado family, dad fights while mom accepts her fate 28.1.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Alzheimer’s is a vein that stretches deep within this Greeley family. Tony Sanchez has seen the changes it brought in his father and former mother-in-law. Now the disease has both him and his ex-wife in its grasp -- a fate he's fighting, but she's resigned to.
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Guest Commentary: Crack down on surprise out-of-network medical bills to protect Colorado consumers 25.1.2019 Denver Post: Opinion
Colorado has grappled with this issue for years now, with various attempts in the legislature thwarted due to politics and, well ... profits.
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Colorado Gov. Jared Polis names Health and Environment, Natural Resources chiefs 10.1.2019 Denver Post: All Political News
On his second day in office, Colorado Gov. Jared Polis announced four more appointees.
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Almost half of Colorado’s marijuana money can go wherever lawmakers wish 30.12.2018 Denver Post: Business
The Marijuana Tax Cash Fund is the largest pool of pot money in the state, and there are more than 60 different ways state lawmakers spend those dollars across Colorado.
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Boulder County sees more patients with vomiting condition tied to chronic pot use 28.12.2018 Denver Post: Local
Medical professionals are seeing more patients with cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome come to emergency rooms. Stronger strains, legalization and higher recognition of the condition may be contributing factors.
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Native Americans are under-reported in opioid overdose data 21.12.2018 High Country News Most Recent
Misclassification of race on death certificates underestimated opioid and heroin overdose deaths among Native Americans by 40 percent in Washington state.
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U.S. approves first prescription drug made from marijuana 25.6.2018 Denver Post: National News Headlines
U.S. health regulators have approved the first prescription drug made from marijuana, a milestone that could spur more research into a drug that remains illegal under federal law.
“We’re really taking step after step after step”: Jeff Sessions sings Trump’s praises in Denver speech at Western Conservative Summit 9.6.2018 Denver Post: National News Headlines
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions sang President Donald Trump's praises in a Denver speech Friday at the Western Conservative Summit, touting his agency's move this week to not defend key elements of the Obama-era Affordable Care Act.
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In record-setting veto, Hickenlooper rejects bill adding autism to conditions eligible for medical marijuana 6.6.2018 Headlines: All Headlines
Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper on Tuesday vetoed a bill that would have added autism to the list of conditions eligible under state law for medical marijuana treatment.
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Hickenlooper vetoes bill that would have allowed first-in-the-nation marijuana “tasting rooms” 5.6.2018 Denver Post: All Political News
Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper on Monday vetoed a bill that would have created licensed marijuana "tasting rooms" in Colorado -- in what would have been a first-in-the-nation endeavor.
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Romaine lettuce made 172 people sick. Government investigators might never know why. 1.6.2018 Denver Post: Food
More than seven weeks after the start of a massive E. coli illness outbreak from romaine lettuce that sickened 172 people and caused romaine sales to plummet 45 percent, the Food and Drug Administration says it has no idea who or what caused the contamination.
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“Meg the Budtender” takes lead on new Colorado marijuana education campaign 21.5.2018 Headlines: All Headlines
Colorado's health department unveiled "Responsibility Grows Here," the latest public education effort that will include four targeted campaigns addressing consumers, youth, trusted adults, and pregnant and breastfeeding women.
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101 bills that passed and failed: A digest of what you missed in the 2018 Colorado legislative session, from taxes to crime to transportation 13.5.2018 Denver Post: All Political News
Colorado lawmakers introduced more than 700 bills in the 2018 legislative session covering a wide range of topics. If you’re wondering what you missed, one line about 101 bills that passed or failed in the 120-day term.
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Cancer docs feel unprepared, but recommend marijuana anyway 11.5.2018 Denver Post: Business
Nearly half of U.S. cancer doctors who responded to a survey say they've recently recommended medical marijuana to patients, although most say they don't know enough about medicinal use.
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Nearly 280 marijuana stores in Colorado suggested cannabis for pregnancy-related nausea, a new study shows. Health officials urge the opposite. 10.5.2018 Denver Post: Lifestyles
Colorado officials have long warned about the risks of using marijuana while pregnant -- including placing warning labels on cannabis packaging. But a new study shows that employees at marijuana stores will frequently recommend marijuana to control pregnancy-related nausea, if asked.
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Motorcycle bursts into flame, rider killed in high speed collision with van 4.5.2018 Denver Post: Local
A motorcyclist died after he rode at high speed into the back of a passenger van at a Colorado Springs intersection late Thursday night, igniting the motorcycle on fire.
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