Food And Drug Administration
In a Billings Gazette guest opinion in September 2003, I compared the prices of a three-month supply of the 30 most popular patented prescription drugs from the Billings Costco pharmacy with a Canadian pharmacy. The Canadian prices were 48 percent lower.
The billowing e-cigarette industry has expanded into Billings Heights.
E-cigarette retailers have boosted their presence in Billings, even as a cloud of stricter federal regulation hangs over the $2 billion industry.
Here’s a sobering statistic about the tobacco epidemic – a battle many Americans think is already won: If we continue at current smoking rates, 5.6 million children alive today will ultimately die prematurely from smoking. That’s one in 13 kids gone too early due to an entirely preventable c…
A nationwide shortage of a popular intravenous solution is causing some dentists to postpone oral surgeries. And local hospitals are carefully managing their supplies of saline IV bags, a medical staple of patient rooms and surgical units.
HELENA — A Montana dietary supplement maker has been found in contempt of court and fined $80,000 for continuing to manufacture and sell drugs claiming to treat cancer and other diseases, federal officials said Thursday.
Farmers market producers across Montana fear proposed U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulations could put them under the same scrutiny as big corporate farms, and drive many of them out of business in the process.
MISSOULA — The eyes of a dangerous international industry were on a federal courtroom in Missoula on Friday.
Labels for genetically modified food have been a slippery fish for biotech opponents, but a new amendment targeting salmon might set the hook, U.S. Sen. Jon Tester said.
Opposition to genetically modified food is coming to a boil nationally and will culminate locally in a Billings protest Saturday.
Out of an “abundance of caution,” Yellowstone health officials on Friday and Saturday are mailing letters to about 1,200 people who were treated with injectable drugs produced at a facility that has been linked to a multistate fungal meningitis outbreak.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Andy Whitehurst of Riverton said he has had food poisoning three times in his life. Each incident occurred when he ate in restaurants certified to serve food, he said Wednesday.
Q. Dear Dr. Baskett: I have heard that there are two new weight-loss medications available. What are they?
The newly approved over-the-counter HIV test that allows people to test themselves at home is getting mixed reviews from Yellowstone County public health and AIDS leaders.
FINLAND, Minn. — Recent national surveys by the Mellman Group and MSNBC, as well as polls conducted over the past two decades, indicate that 90 percent of U.S. consumers want to know whether or not the foods they eat and feed to their families have been genetically engineered.
BOZEMAN — Federal officials have seized $1.1 million and two vehicles from a Belgrade man suspected of profiting from selling illegal cancer drugs.
WASHINGTON -- The discovery that a fake version of the widely used cancer medicine Avastin is circulating in the United States is raising new fears that the multibillion-dollar drug-counterfeiting trade is increasingly making inroads in the United States.
WASHINGTON -- The news this week that a fake version of the cancer medicine Avastin has made its way into the United States -- and is possibly tied to Montana -- highlights a longtime concern: There are few safeguards to make sure fake drugs can be spotted before they make it to your doctor'…
''Religious liberty in our country is in jeopardy." Catholics in the Washington, D.C., area heard those ominous words from their archbishop read during Masses last Sunday. With similar statements echoing through churches around the country, the Republican candidates for president have taken …
CASPER, Wyo. — A national drug shortage has made it more difficult for people to obtain attention deficit hyperactivity disorder medications in Wyoming, pharmacists say.