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The rising concerns of Fentanyl abuse among other opioids is changing the way pharmacy technicians prepare to enter the medical profession.

Students at Pima Medical Institute’s Mesa Campus are taught how to analyze a patient’s electronic record to make sure people aren’t abusing controlled substances, but now that scrutiny is being taken a step further.

“We’re training our students to keep an eye on how bad it’s really getting,” said Monica Olivas, lead pharmacy instructor.

With opioid overdose deaths up nearly 270% the last two years in Arizona, Pima Medical Institute believes it needs to be proactive about updating its curriculum to help fight the dangerous epidemic.

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