Opioids Opioid Overdose Deaths Increased In Arizona This Summer By Associated Press • Sep 7, 2017 Arizona Republic A new state report shows Arizona saw 280 suspected opioid deaths over a little more than two months this summer even after Republican Gov. Doug Ducey declared a public health emergency to address the national opioid epidemic affecting Arizona. Gov. Ducey Extends Executive Order For Opioid-Related Data By Associated Press • Aug 11, 2017 Mike Christy / Arizona Daily Star Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has extended the increased reporting of opioid-related data by renewing his recent executive order for another 60 days. Researcher Gets Grant For Work On Predicting Opioid Abuse By Associated Press • Jun 8, 2017 Johanna Huckeba/Cronkite News A University of Arizona researcher has been awarded a $100,000 grant to develop ways to help identify patients at risk of inappropriate use of prescription opioids.