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Board Suspends License of Florence Doctor

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FLORENCE -

A Florence doctor's medical license is suspended, after the Montana Board of Medical Examiners found he was prescribing pain pills in dangerous combinations.

The examiners say Dr. Chris Christensen was prescribing high doses of opiates such as methadone, that even lead to the overdose death of two patients.

No charges have been filed and Christensen has 20 days to appeal his suspension.

Last week, federal and state authorities raided Big Creek Family Medicine and Urgent Care, Christensen's practice, as part of a two year investigation.

The investigation into Christensen began when some of his patients filed a complaint against a pharmacist who refused to fill prescriptions issued by Christensen.

 

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