Showing: 1-20 of 51

Food And Drug Administration

Have You Heard: Local vape shop boom continues with West End opening

Owner Kevin Erickson knows his new vape shop faces growing competition, and possible costly federal regulation, but he thinks his Billings site is in a good place to succeed.

October 12, 2014 6:00 amLoading…

Guest opinion: Cost of prescription meds grows more outrageous

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.

September 17, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Have You Heard: 'Vaping' shop opens in Heights

The billowing e-cigarette industry has expanded into Billings Heights.

August 24, 2014 12:15 amLoading…

Have You Heard: E-cig sellers popping up in Billings

E-cigarette retailers have boosted their presence in Billings, even as a cloud of stricter federal regulation hangs over the $2 billion industry.

May 18, 2014 12:15 amLoading…

Guest opinion: America can raise a tobacco-free generation

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…

February 19, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
'No one is telling us when it will be available again': Dentists, hospitals see IV fluid shortage

'No one is telling us when it will be available again': Dentists, hospitals see IV fluid shortage

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.

February 08, 2014 4:15 amLoading…

Montana dietary supplement maker fined $80K

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.

December 19, 2013 2:00 pmLoading…
Farmers market producers fear proposed FDA rules could put them out of business

Farmers market producers fear proposed FDA rules could put them out of business

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.

November 12, 2013 8:30 am Photos

Photos

Related Loading…
Counterfeit chemotherapy drug case draws national attention

Counterfeit chemotherapy drug case draws national attention

MISSOULA — The eyes of a dangerous international industry were on a federal courtroom in Missoula on Friday.

July 14, 2013 7:40 am Related Loading…
Tester sees progress in genetically modified food labeling

Tester sees progress in genetically modified food labeling

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.

June 28, 2013 6:00 pm Photos

Photos

Loading…
Protesters rally against genetically modified foods

Protesters rally against genetically modified foods

Opposition to genetically modified food is coming to a boil nationally and will culminate locally in a Billings protest Saturday.

May 23, 2013 8:30 pmLoading…
Billings health care providers to notify patients who got drugs from compounding center

Billings health care providers to notify patients who got drugs from compounding center

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.

October 19, 2012 11:30 am Photos

Photos

Loading…

Raw milk rules rankle food freedom supporters

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.

August 22, 2012 11:30 pmLoading…

Newly approved drugs offer help for weight loss

Q. Dear Dr. Baskett: I have heard that there are two new weight-loss medications available. What are they?

July 24, 2012 11:30 pmLoading…
Take-home HIV test receives mixed results from public health, AIDS leaders

Take-home HIV test receives mixed results from public health, AIDS leaders

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.

July 10, 2012 8:15 pm Photos

Photos

Loading…

Guest opinion: FDA must heed consumers and require labeling of GMO-laced foods

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.

July 02, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

$1.1M seized from Bozeman man, property sought in cancer drug case

BOZEMAN — Federal officials have seized $1.1 million and two vehicles from a Belgrade man suspected of profiting from selling illegal cancer drugs.

May 17, 2012 10:24 amLoading…

Counterfeit drugs becoming big business

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.

February 17, 2012 8:59 amLoading…

System to catch fake drugs -- including one with possible Montana ties -- has idled for years

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'…

February 17, 2012 8:45 amLoading…

Cokie and Steven V. Roberts: Obama risks losing Catholic vote

''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 …

February 03, 2012 12:05 amLoading…

Follow The Billings Gazette

Activate Full Access RED

Your chance to win $5000 starts in:

Details revealed only in the Thanksgiving Day newspaper.

Popular Stories

Deals & Offers

Featured Businesses