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May 15, 2023

AZ makes significant strides in opioid crisis 

More than five people in Arizona die each day from opioid overdose, according to the Arizona Department of Health Services. To address the crisis, state administrators, behavioral health providers, prevention specialists, educators and researchers have made remarkable progress.

Oct 2, 2014

Miracle drug costing Arizona millions in unexpected expenses

Arizona’s Medicaid program is trying to keep from breaking the bank by doling out a high-priced miracle drug with a high cure rate for Hepatitis C to only a small percentage of patients who are in the late stages of the disease.

Oct 30, 2013

Advocates, doctors urge state to add PTSD to medical pot treatment

Mike Ulinger, who retired after 30 years as a Phoenix firefighter, said he couldn’t go anywhere or do anything and became an alcoholic to self-treat post-traumatic stress disorder he attributes to his job.

Apr 14, 2011

Arizonans to begin applying for medical marijuana today

Arizona's medical marijuana program is hitting a milestone Thursday as patients start turning in applications for the drug to help treat cancer and other diseases in what officials believe is the only completely electronic application system in the country.

Nov 1, 2010

Group says it can open pot dispensary immediately

If voters say yes, the operators of the first medical marijuana dispensary say they can open the doors a day after the election.

Oct 20, 2010

Brewer speaks out against medical marijuana

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer said Oct. 20 that she opposes a November ballot measure that would legalize medical marijuana in the state, arguing that it would cause pot to "needlessly and harmfully proliferate."