Colorado hospitals unite to combat opioid abuse as crisis reaches unprecedented levels

The opioid crisis has reached unprecedented levels, driving up the death rates for almost all groups of Americans. A wave of overdoses hit Georgia last week and the epidemic led Maryland in March to declare a state of emergency.  And now hospitals in one state are banding together to do something about it. Opioids will not be the first resort for physicians to control patient pain under a new pilot program in Colorado that combines a number of federal, state and association guidelines into one bundle.

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