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Grief and questions remain for family of woman who battled addiction

Arizona 360 follows up with Jerry and Louise Beitel.

Fentanyl seizures up nearly 75% in Pinal County

Sheriff Mark Lamb describes how the drug is impacting the county.

Seizing fentanyl at Arizona’s border

How CBP and the DEA have adopted new strategies to detect the drug.

ADHS director on steps taken to curb opioid overdoses

Impacts made by the 2018 Arizona Opioid Epidemic Act.

Arizona now has misgivings about Purdue opioid settlement

The attorney general says the maker of OxyContin has worked to undermine terms of the settlement.

Santa Cruz County gets grant to fight opioid crisis

15 Nogales medical providers and social service agencies to develop a plan for fighting opioid addictions and overdoses.

Report: Opioids, Mental Health Are Top Pima County Health Care Concerns

The opioid epidemic and mental health loom large in the county's triennial report prepared by medical nonprofits.

Tucson, Pima County Sue Opioid Industry

The suit claims manufacturers deceived the public about the addictive nature of opioids.

Tucson Police Focusing on Opioids

The department wants other law enforcement agencies to join their efforts.

Arizona Opioid Helpline Takes More Than 1,000 Calls, Officials Say

The 24/7 service is being touted as the first of its kind in the nation.

TMC Sues Opioid Industry

The hospital is the first in Arizona to sue opioid manufacturers and distributors.

Illicit Opioid Seizures Rise as Prescriptions Drop

A discussion with DEA special agent in charge Doug Coleman.

Insurer Backs Effort to Address Opioid Misuse, Overdoses

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona is spending $10M on an effort to support prevention, treatment and recovery programs.

Arizona Among States Likely to Overprescribe Opioids for Ankle Sprains

Opioids are not a first-line treatment for ankle-sprains, yet their use is common in nine states.

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