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Thousands of Colorado patients put in peril due to risky prescribing of psych medicine

The heavy reliance on benzodiazepines at Mind Springs Health has been alarmingly common in Colorado, with state reports identifying thousands of patients as at potential lethal risk because of unsafe prescribing practices, an investigation by The Gazette has found. Known as “benzos,” the anti-anxiety drugs include trade names like Klonopin, Valium, Xanax, Ativan and others, and they are soaring in popularity.

Rincon Mine hearing postponed again

Rincon partners will have to wait another month to find out if the company will need an exception to the Dotsero Community Plan in its effort to create a gravel mine near the Colorado River…