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Montana insurance commissioner Monica Lindeen

Montana insurance commissioner Monica Lindeen

Multiple sclerosis patient Deanna McCann, right, stands with Montana insurance commissioner Monica Lindeen as they announce a change in prescription coverage in Montana for specialty drugs during a press conference Friday.

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Deanna McCann and Monica Lindeen

Deanna McCann and Monica Lindeen

Multiple sclerosis patient Deanna McCann, right, stands with Montana insurance commissioner Monica Lindeen as they announce a change in prescription coverage in Montana for specialty drugs during a press conference Friday.Multiple sclerosis patient Deanna McCann, right, stands with Montana I…

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Raided Florence doctor saw painkillers as a 'money maker,' ex-worker says

Raided Florence doctor saw painkillers as a 'money maker,' ex-worker says

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.

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Patients of raided Florence doctor seek help at Missoula clinic

Patients of raided Florence doctor seek help at Missoula clinic

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.

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Billings man admits Walgreens break-in for prescription drugs

Billings man admits Walgreens break-in for prescription drugs

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.

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Raided Florence doctor's medical license suspended

Raided Florence doctor's medical license suspended

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…

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Drug task force members searching Florence clinic

Drug task force members searching Florence clinic

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.

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Great Falls man charged with distributing prescription drugs resulting in death

A Great Falls man denied federal charges that he distributed in Sidney a prescription painkiller that resulted in a person’s death.

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Billings man faces federal drug charges in Walgreens burglary

Billings man faces federal drug charges in Walgreens burglary

A Billings man suspected of breaking into a Walgreens drug store to steal prescription drugs last week is facing federal charges.

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Lenette Kosovich

Lenette Kosovich

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Shepherd man admits drug, machine gun charges

Shepherd man admits drug, machine gun charges

A Shepherd man on Monday admitted distributing prescription painkillers and illegally possessing a machine gun.

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Prescription drug abuse a 'silent epidemic' in Montana

Prescription drug abuse a 'silent epidemic' in Montana

MISSOULA — Of all the substances Sam Martinez has abused – and there have been many – pills were the easiest to score.

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Roundup men admit pharmacy burglary

Two Roundup men admitted this week to breaking into a pharmacy there and filling shopping bags with a variety of prescription drugs.

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Wyoming gets $2.5M in settlement with Rx company

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.

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Drug trial continued for former Butte JP

Drug trial continued for former Butte JP

ANACONDA – The trial for a former Butte justice of the peace accused of “doctor shopping” for methadone prescriptions is continued in Anaconda district court.

July 16, 2012 1:02 pm Photos

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Montana suspends wholesale drug distributor’s license amid fraud allegations

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.

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Suspended Butte judge to retire

Suspended Butte judge to retire

BUTTE - The Butte-Silver Bow Council of Commissioners on Wednesday accepted the retirement of suspended Justice of the Peace Bob Lee.

June 21, 2012 8:09 am Photos

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Woman charged with endangering kids in DUI crash

Woman charged with endangering kids in DUI crash

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.

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Prescription drug drop-box

Prescription drug drop-box

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.

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Tim O'Connell

Tim O'Connell

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.

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