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.
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.
In the first year since the Montana Prescription Drug Registry went live, 3.8 million painkiller prescriptions were registered.
“It’s easy to get them. It’s not illegal.”
BUTTE — A former Butte justice of the peace avoided prison after being sentenced on drug-related charges.
Last month, 240,000 prescriptions for painkillers were added to the confidential statewide prescription drug registry.
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?
KALISPELL — A former pharmacist from Columbia Falls has pleaded guilty to stealing prescription medication from a drugstore in Whitefish, where she worked.
LARAMIE, Wyo. - Prescription drug abuse will be the topic of a forum in Laramie on Friday.
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.
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.
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.
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…
Trying to keep on top of a popular drug drop-off program, Billings police on Wednesday emptied 15 boxes filled with expired prescription drugs.
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.