Dr. Don Stader, Colorado Medical Society (CMS), discussed CMS's recommendations to address the opioid crisis. He told the committee that CMS would like to increase access to care and decrease the use of opioids. He discussed the barriers that keep patients from selecting alternatives to opioids for the treatment of pain. He discussed ensuring that insurance coverage works for opioid addicted patients, increasing the health care workforce, and issues around e-prescribing. Dr. Stader discussed issues facing practitioners when providing patients with information about drugs being prescribed. Committee discussion about drug pricing followed.