More Coloradans died last year from drug overdoses than any year in the state’s history. That shows how the opioid epidemic is changing.

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

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The preliminary figures show that 959 people died in Colorado last year from drug poisoning, a figure that includes both intentional and unintentional overdoses. In 2016, 912 people died. In 2000, for comparison, drug poisonings claimed fewer than 400 lives.