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As little as 2 milligrams of fentanyl can be a lethal dose. The drug is so deadly that law-enforcement officials must wear protective clothing to avoid accidental exposure.

Despite significant seizures of fentanyl over the past year, the lethal synthetic opioid keeps pouring into the country across Arizona’s border with Mexico, the DEA and state DPS say. Read more»

Matt McGuire, general manager for JV Farms, said with 180,000 acres used for agricultural production in Yuma, a sharp drop in demand for romaine lettuce because of an E. coli outbreak could create a lot of wasted crops.

An E. coli outbreak that sickened people in 35 states and led to a recall of romaine lettuce farmed in Yuma clipped a billion-dollar industry that reaches to Sweden, with farmers now working to rebuild consumers’ trust. Read more»

High suicide rates have largely been associated with younger populations, but middle age suicides are beginning to rise throughout the country, a recent report says. Read more»