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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.

Pima County overdose deaths on pace to surpass last year's record

Nearly 450 people died from overdoses across the county last year, county officials say this year that number could surpass 500.

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.

With focus on COVID-19, experts fear opioid crisis may worsen unseen

Local and national experts say a growing number of opioid overdoses and deaths is being overlooked.

Laura Conover on reforming the Pima County Attorney’s Office

The Democratic nominee runs unopposed on November's ballot.

UA professor: Pandemic fueling rise in substance misuse, relapses

A discussion with Todd Vanderah, director of the UA's Comprehensive Pain and Addiction Center.

Pima County deputies seizing more fentanyl pills

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

Arizona’s opioid epidemic under COVID-19

Arizona 360 looks at how the state's ongoing opioid crisis has developed during the pandemic.

Fentanyl deaths rising in Pima County

32 people have died so far this year.

Chronic pain patients affected by opioid crisis

CDC guidelines cut back on prescriptions.

Tucson Police program offers drug treatment for some instead of arrest

Arizona 360 sees how the program is implemented with the department's Substance Use Resource Team.

Overdose prevention specialist speaks to UA students

"Understand that you are a person who is using drugs and I'm trying to keep you safe."

Some pushing for wider distribution of opioid-overdose antidote

With hundreds of overdoses so far this year, law enforcement and health workers are using naloxone to save lives.

Push to decriminalize clean needle exchanges in Arizona back in legislature

A discussion with Arizona Republic health reporter Stephanie Innes.

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