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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.
Episode 319: Opioids in Arizona - A State of Emergency
Arizona Week: Investigating extent of opioid addiction, why people get hooked.
Episode 141: Local Governments Say No to Trump's Wall
Metro Week: 2 fire districts propose consolidation; new Catholic bishop coming to Tucson.
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