U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

America is in the throws of an opioid addiction crisis. The medications can be helpful to treat pain, but have hooked many people. So what if you could be inoculated against the addictiveness of those drugs?

The City of Prescott has filed a lawsuit against a group of opioid manufacturers and distributors, including Purdue Pharma, Insys Therapeutics, Alargan and others including the family that owns Purdue Pharma.


An Arizona sheriff's office says drug overdoses of five inmates prompted it to transfer 50 inmates to jails in other counties so a jail housing unit can be thoroughly cleaned and decontaminated.

Patrick Breen/The Arizona Republic

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey signed a bill Thursday fixing problems with opioid legislation that he and lawmakers rushed to pass last year but resulted in some legitimate patients struggling to get pills they need.

The Prescott City Council Tuesday took the next step in a plan to sue pharmaceutical companies for damages incurred during the opioid crisis.