• Lack of self-awareness among doctors when prescribing opioids

    ED physicians underestimated how often they prescribed opioids, rate decreased when they saw actual data

    As health providers struggle to curb the epidemic of opioid abuse, researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and the University of Massachusetts Medical School have found that 65 percent of emergency department (ED) physicians surveyed underestimated how often they prescribed the highly addictive pain killers to patients.… Full Story

    March 27, 2018
    David Kelly
  • Student's research in methadone clinics connects heroin, opioids

    Colorado draws on CU Anschutz public health and addiction experts to understand link between drugs, fight 'public health crisis'

    February 9, 2017
    Michael Davidson
    methadone dose
  • Opioid epidemic leads to changes in prescription for pain

    School of Dental Medicine is among several CU Anschutz schools and colleges studying and fighting public health crisis

    February 3, 2017
    Michael Davidson
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  • Key brain receptor sheds light on neurological conditions

    New insights into mechanisms of Alzheimer’s disease, PTSD, drug addiction

    Researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have found that a key receptor in the brain, once thought to only strengthen synapses, can also weaken them, offering new insights into the mechanisms driving depression, drug addiction and even Alzheimer’s disease.… Full Story

    March 3, 2016
    David Kelly
  • CU Anschutz researchers find new risk posed by opioid pain medication

    Some hospital patients given the drugs on discharge risk becoming chronic users

    Patients with no recent history of taking opioid pain medication had a 25 percent higher risk of chronically using the drugs if they received them when discharged from the hospital, according to researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.… Full Story

    November 17, 2015
    David Kelly
  • Meet Dr. Don, beloved small-town pharmacist

    CU alumnus has spent career in Nucla; residents worry what they'll do without him when he retires

    October 20, 2015
    Chris Casey
    Nucla at pharmacy