Montana State Auditor and Insurance Commissioner Troy Downing spoke to KGVO News on Tuesday to discuss a bill about to be signed by Governor Gianforte that will give his office a better handle on prescription drug costs due to Pharmacy Benefit Managers.
The numbers are huge. Nearly four billion prescriptions were filled in 2014 with nearly $85 million in over-the-counter medication sales every day, and the risk to the average Missoula household has risen, as well.
Over Mother's Day weekend, the Ravalli County Sheriff's Office, working in cooperation with authorities in Missoula and Washington State, executed arrest warrants for eleven suspects wanted for various drug-related offenses.
With spring break coming next week, The Missoula Forum for Children and Youth's Underage Substance Abuse Prevention Coordinator, Brandee Tyree, offers advice to parents about their kids and their proximity to prescription drugs.