Drugs

Audio: Representative Vicky Hartzler wants Missouri to institute drug monitoring program

U.S. Representative Vicky Hartzler wants Missouri to join the rest of the country in instituting a statewide prescription drug monitoring program. Hartzler met with Boone County Hospital officials Tuesday to discuss the opioid epidemic.     Boone County and about half of Missouri‚Äôs counties currently participate in a monitoring program established by Saint Louis County […]

Prescription Drug Monitoring Program

Audio: Missouri State Representative Holly Rehder to Pre-file Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Legislation

A southeast Missouri lawmaker who has championed prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) legislation for years thinks it will “make it over the finish line” in 2019. Sikeston State Representative Holly Rehder tells Missourinet that she and State Senator-Elect Tony Luetkemeyer of Parkville will pre-file the same bill today (Monday).     Rehder notes Missouri is […]

Prescription Drug Monitoring Program

Grundy County exploring possibility of implementing drug monitoring program

Grundy County may join other Missouri counties in enacting a prescription drug monitoring program. Emily Varner with the Saint Louis County Public Health Department explained Saint Louis County’s Prescription Drug Monitoring Program during an informational meeting held by the Grundy County Commission Tuesday morning. Varner attended the meeting by phone. The commission is considering if […]