FLORENCE – Chris Christensen was known as the “feel good doctor,” according to one former patient who was interviewed by detectives in the months leading up to a raid of the Florence medical practice where he was allegedly doling out vast quantities of controlled substances.
MISSOULA — For the past month, the staff at the Partnership Health Center, a community clinic in Missoula, has been dealing with an influx of patients who suddenly found themselves without access to prescription painkillers and sedatives after a Florence doctor’s office was raided and closed.
A Billings man with a drug addiction admitted on Tuesday that he broke into Walgreens and stole prescription painkillers that he intended to use to pay a drug debt.
Citing the death of two patients from drug overdoses along with “substandard medical decision-making and judgment” and “irresponsible and substandard prescribing of controlled substances,” the Montana Board of Medical Examiners indefinitely suspended the medical license of Dr. Chris Christen…
FLORENCE — A two-year investigation into the prescription-writing practices of Dr. Chris Christensen of Big Creek Family Medicine and Urgent Care in Florence culminated on Tuesday.
A Great Falls man denied federal charges that he distributed in Sidney a prescription painkiller that resulted in a person’s death.
A Billings man suspected of breaking into a Walgreens drug store to steal prescription drugs last week is facing federal charges.
A Shepherd man on Monday admitted distributing prescription painkillers and illegally possessing a machine gun.
MISSOULA — Of all the substances Sam Martinez has abused – and there have been many – pills were the easiest to score.
Two Roundup men admitted this week to breaking into a pharmacy there and filling shopping bags with a variety of prescription drugs.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A pharmaceutical company has agreed to pay Wyoming and 35 other states a total of $181 million to settle allegations of "off-label marketing" of a prescription drug.
ANACONDA – The trial for a former Butte justice of the peace accused of “doctor shopping” for methadone prescriptions is continued in Anaconda district court.
The state Board of Pharmacy has suspended the license of a wholesale drug distributor based in Helena, charging it made fraudulent transactions in its business of buying, repacking and selling prescription medications.
BUTTE - The Butte-Silver Bow Council of Commissioners on Wednesday accepted the retirement of suspended Justice of the Peace Bob Lee.
A 29-year-old woman who admitted she was under the influence of five prescription drugs after crashing into a parked car early Tuesday morning with her three children in the vehicle was charged Wednesday in Justice Court.
Billings Deputy Police Chief Tim O'Connell shows the new prescription drug drop-box Thursday at the Billings Police Department in downtown Billings. He said the box, used as a collection point for unused prescription drugs, is so popular the department wants to get two more.
Billings Deputy Police Chief Tim O'Connell, showing a new prescription drug drop-box at the Billings Police Department in 2011, has announced his retirement.
Americans participating in the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration's recent National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day turned in more than 377,086 pounds of unwanted or expired medications for safe and proper disposal, with Montana collecting 1,027 pounds and Wyoming, 1,407 pounds of prescription drugs. With that effort and recent publicity about the dangers of misuse of prescription drugs, is enough being done to combat this problem?
Law enforcement officials in Valley County arrested 15 people Wednesday in a series of drug busts across the county after nine months of investigations.