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Minnesota Sues Arizona-Based Opioid Manufacturer

Attorney general says Insys encouraged overprescription of painkiller Subsys.

Arizona Releases New Opioid Guidelines

The state has updated its guidelines for doctors for the first time since 2014.

Tucson Doctor Charged Over Illegal Prescriptions

David Alan Ruben allegedly prescribed opioids after being ordered to stop

Cochise County to Join Lawsuit Against Opioid Makers

County claims it spends hundred of thousands of dollars each year combatting problems stemming from opioid addiction.

State Prepares to Launch Opioid Hotline for Health Care Providers

Hotline will offer doctors assistance with treating patients who are using opioids.

Audit: Arizona Owes Feds Millions in Uncollected Drug Rebates

Report recommends the state account for the $37 million shortfall.

State-University Partnership Formed to Fight Opioid Crisis

UA and the Department of Health Services are receiving a $2.2 million grant for training.

Survey: 25% of Arizona Teens Use Rx Painkillers Without Doctor Consent

Many parents would allow teens to use the drugs for pain, which carries addiction risk.

TPD Warns of Fake Oxycodone in Tucson's Illicit Drug Market

The pills can contain other substances, including lethal doses of opioids like fentanyl.

Arizona Releases Plan to Fight Opioid Epidemic

A Department of Health Services report outlines 12 actions to fight the opioid crisis.

Forums to Explore Community Impact of Mental Illness

Public events to foster discussion about mental health-related issues, including incarceration, law enforcement, and treatment.

"When We Are in Our Addiction, We Are Not Living."

Arizona Spotlight devotes an episode to understanding addiction, including two stories of recovery from destructive eating habits..

Farewell to The King of the Monsters

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Opioid addicts struggle to get their recovery covered; astronomical events in the works of William Shakespeare; and a folktale from India in "The Drum & The Story".

Opioid Addicts Struggle to Get Their Recovery Covered

Some opioid substitution drugs like Suboxone are not covered by insurance for those fighting opioid addiction in Arizona.

Losing Yourself to Opioids, and 'Finding That Person Again'

Part 2: Q&A with a young woman in Tucson being treated for addiction.

When Addiction Starts With a Prescription

Part 1: Q&A with a young woman in Tucson being treated for addiction.

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