Flagstaff Police say they’ve seen a recent uptick in overdoses and deaths related to a counterfeit opioid. The illicit pills contain fentanyl, which is blamed for thousands of deaths nationwide. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports.


A Safford city councilman who was running for a Congressional seat has suspended his campaign after having a drug relapse last week.


Ex-Pharmaceutical Exec Gets 5 1/2 Years For Pushing Opioid

Jan 24, 2020
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The founder of an Arizona pharmaceutical company has been sentenced to 5 1/2 years in prison for his role in a bribery and kickback scheme that prosecutors said helped fuel the opioid crisis.

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A proposal in the Arizona House that would impose mandatory five-year minimum sentences on people who sell any amount of the opioids, fentanyl or heroin appears to be in trouble.


Two former executives with an Arizona-based pharmaceuticals company have been sentenced to more than two years in federal prison in a bribery scheme that prosecutors say helped fuel the national opioid epidemic.