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Opioid deaths, overdoses on the rise despite states efforts to curb crisis (access required)

Two years after Gov. Doug Ducey called a special session to fast-track the Arizona Opioid Epidemic Act, more Arizonans are overdosing and dying from opioid-related overdoses now than any time since the state started recording those figures.

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