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Universities partnering to end addiction

The University of Arizona and Oklahoma State University are working together to combat pain and addiction.

Pima County attorney says she will resume charging minor drug offenses

The new policy reverses a memorandum County Attorney Laura Conover issued to area law enforcement back in December.

Tucson Medical Center loses part of its opioid suit

The Arizona Supreme Court rules the hospital cannot sue pharmacies.

Pima County warns overdose deaths on the rise, fentanyl accounts for over half

Health officials say the pandemic is partially responsible for a rise in substance misuse.

Arizona legalizes clean needle exchange sites

People who inject drugs can exchange their used needles for clean ones at the sites. Clean, sharp needles reduced the risk of illnesses like HIV.

Tucson Police Department unit investigating more overdose-related deaths

So far in 2021 the department has investigated more than 80 deaths associated with overdoses

Overdose-related deaths set record in Pima County in 2020

A discussion with the county's chief medical examiner about the findings

Overdose deaths set record in 2020

Opioids were part of 70% of the deaths.

Arizona, 15th state with legal pot, begins recreational sales

State issues initial 86 licenses in 9 counties

Arizona county prosecutors join in dropping pot charges

The move comes in response to Prop 207 passage

Differences between Arizona’s new recreational pot law and medicinal use rules

Tony Paniagua reports on how cannabis industry members are preparing for the changes.

A look at Arizona’s two ballot measures

Arizona voters will decide on taxing top earners to fund education and legalizing recreational marijuana.

Arizona voters to consider another recreational marijuana bill

The new bill has criminal justice elements not present in a similar bill that was narrowly defeated in 2016.

Pima County deputies seizing more fentanyl pills

The department's Border Interdiction Unit focuses on stopping smugglers on the county's interstates and highways.

Opioid busts on the rise at Arizona ports of entry

Port officials are also seeing more cases of drugs being smuggled by U.S. citizens.

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