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Driscoll's to compound medicines in Butte
Tim Trainor

Inside Driscoll Drug, Chad O'Connell is running Butte's only compounding pharmacy.

A compounding pharmacy transforms a pill from a solid state to liquid, so a patient can obtain the exact dose necessary. That is useful for infants, patients who can't swallow due to disabilities, and also those allergic to certain glutens or dyes used in solid pills.

O'Connell said a majority of his patients, however, are women whose doctors prescribe bio-identical hormone replacement therapy.

He said that for the past few years there has not been a compounding pharmacy in Butte, and patients had to travel to Missoula or Bozeman to get their medication.

"They're pretty excited about it," O'Connell said.

For information on the pharmacy, call 565-0800 or visit Driscoll Drug at 327 S. Excelsior.

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Fox affiliate to transmit in Butte A FOX affiliate will begin transmitting July 1 in Butte.

It will be available for viewers in the Mining City and environs through KWYB-DT's digital channel 18.2.

Max Media, which owns, operates, and provides management service to television and radio stations in more than 10 states, is investing more than $1 million in equipment and adding staff for the launch of FOX services in Montana.

It is available in Helena, and on July 1 Missoula, Kalispell, Butte, Bozeman and Great Falls will add FOX programming to their digital lineups. The stations will become FOX affiliates in addition to their current ABC affiliation.

Reporter Tim Trainor may be reached via e-mail at tim.trainor@lee.net or call 496-5519.

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