Note: This story has been updated to include additional comments from the Governor’s OfficeGov. Doug Ducey insists that he hasn’t abandoned the school safety plan that lawmakers rejected in 2018 and that he still...
As a public health crisis looms, anti-government beliefs fuel counterproductive vaccination policies
The dramatic uptick in unvaccinated students in Arizona is what the beginning of a public health crisis looks like. Unfortunately, it’s entirely unclear what policymakers will do about it.
A bill that would have increased the statute of limitations on civil actions for victims of child sex abuse was shot down during a lengthy and contentious committee debate.
The Arizona Department of Health Services issued a report on Friday warning that higher exemptions from vaccines are putting the state at risk this year for an outbreak of measles, mumps and other preventable diseases.
Kyrene Aprende Middle School in Chandler installed 20 vape detectors in seventh and eighth grade restrooms in February, as part of a pilot program for the district.
Democratic lawmakers and patient advocates gathered in front of the Capitol Tuesday morning to decry a bill Gov. Doug Ducey signed Monday that expands health insurance plans that patient advocates call “scam plans.”
When it comes to proposed legislation that would require doctors to provide parents with voluminous amounts of information about the vaccines offered to their children, legislative budget analysts say time is money.An analysis performed...
Two bills aimed at addressing the state’s shortage of nurses and doctors have passed their first major hurdle.
The legislature is on the cusp of approving legislation expanding short-term health insurance plans, much to the chagrin of medical groups, who say the plans exempt many medical issues and could leave Arizonans facing staggering medical bills.
Mohave County is preparing to join a massive lawsuit against opioid manufacturers, joining more than 1,500 other governmental entities, Native American tribes, hospitals and plaintiffs from across the country, including several from Arizona.