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Prescription Medication

15-year-old Eagle Scout candidate fighting 'invisible epidemic'

15-year-old Eagle Scout candidate fighting 'invisible epidemic'

A 15-year-old’s project to get unused and potentially deadly prescription drugs out of homes has received an endorsement from the state’s chief law enforcement officer — Attorney General Tim Fox.

October 14, 2014 6:00 am Photos

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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.

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Police officer: 'We see people robbing each other to get pills'

Police officer: 'We see people robbing each other to get pills'

One of the largest prescription drug collection efforts in Billings netted nearly 600 pounds of expired drugs, and police expect another significant haul Saturday when residents are urged to turn over their unused drugs.

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Gazette opinion: Remedies for state’s painkiller problems

In the first year since the Montana Prescription Drug Registry went live, 3.8 million painkiller prescriptions were registered.

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Guest opinion: Make sure your teens know risks of prescription drug abuse

“It’s easy to get them. It’s not illegal.”

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Former Butte JOP sentenced; avoids a prison term

Former Butte JOP sentenced; avoids a prison term

BUTTE — A former Butte justice of the peace avoided prison after being sentenced on drug-related charges.

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Gazette opinion: Too many pills; Montana must stop painkiller abuse

Last month, 240,000 prescriptions for painkillers were added to the confidential statewide prescription drug registry.

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What's your level of supplement savvy?

What's your level of supplement savvy?

Advertised throughout the media, displayed in grocery stores and pharmacies, and promoted widely on the Internet, dietary supplements look like just another consumer product on the shelf. But are they?

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Former Columbia Falls pharmacist pleads guilty to drug theft

KALISPELL — A former pharmacist from Columbia Falls has pleaded guilty to stealing prescription medication from a drugstore in Whitefish, where she worked.

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Forum in Laramie to cover prescription drug abuse

LARAMIE, Wyo. - Prescription drug abuse will be the topic of a forum in Laramie on Friday.

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Prescription drug abuse is a growing problem in Wyoming

CASPER, Wyo. — Cody Ruiz struggles to feel sympathy for the man he found lying at the bottom of a cliff. The man, who said he lost his footing and fell down White Mountain, was disturbingly pristine.

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SD2 disciplines 2 teachers in separate cases

One teacher was placed on administrative leave last week pending a criminal investigation and another was given two weeks unpaid leave in May after running afoul of School District 2 policies.

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Ryan Leaf's arraignment postponed in Great Falls

GREAT FALLS -- Ryan Leaf's arraignment on charges that the former NFL quarterback broke into two homes in Montana and stole prescription drugs has been postponed.

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Drug takeback planned in Cody

CODY, Wyo. —The Cody Police Department is again participating in the National Prescription Drug Take Back Program from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Police Department at 1402 Riverview Drive. Everyone is welcome to dispose of their unwanted and unused prescription drugs to remove potenti…

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Operation Medicine Cabinet proves popular in Billings

Operation Medicine Cabinet proves popular in Billings

Trying to keep on top of a popular drug drop-off program, Billings police on Wednesday emptied 15 boxes filled with expired prescription drugs.

February 15, 2012 11:45 am Photos

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Butte judge faces DUI trial later this month

Butte judge faces DUI trial later this month

BUTTE - A Butte justice of the peace faces trial later this month on a misdemeanor charge of driving under the influence after a District Court judge denied his motion to dismiss the charges.

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