Colorado Springs Hospital Takes Lead in Dealing with Nationwide Opioid Epidemic

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Several Colorado hospitals are joining forces to address the problem with prescription painkillers, but a local hospital has been doing it for two years. Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs changed its pain management protocol after large numbers of patients across the country abused or became addicted to opioid medications. “The fast and simple way is to write a prescription for a narcotic,” said Dr. George Hertner,…