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By Shaylee Ragar
UM Legislative News Service University of Montana School of Journalism 

Montana Attorney General Pushes for Opioid Prescription Regulation


February 20, 2019

McKenna Fromm was a straight-A high school student, basketball player and member of student government in 2011.

By 2015, she was living in a spider-infested "drug den," estranged from her family and deep in addiction.

Fromm said her life turned upside down after being diagnosed with Painful Bladder Syndrome at age 15, which caused debilitating pain. She was prescribed powerful painkillers and had 10 different surgeries. Still, she said, doctors could not get her pain under control. She had to quit all extracurricular activities and spent most of her time at home.

Within a few years, she...

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