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Audio: Northwest Missouri Opioid Summit underway in St. Joseph

A scourge throughout the nation gets the full attention of those attending the Northwest Missouri Opioid Summit in St. Joseph.  Opioid addiction has become a very real problem nationwide and has become an extremely difficult problem in Missouri.     Missouri gets low marks for prescriber education, prescription guidelines, but especially as the only state […]

Prescription Drug Monitoring Program

Audio: Bill’s sponsor says prescription drug monitoring program will come up again in January

A statewide prescription drug monitoring program will have to wait at least another year in Missouri. The measure passed the House but did not get a vote in the Senate before the legislative session ended Friday.     The Republican says a group of conservative state senators kept PDMP from getting a vote before the […]


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’s counties currently participate in a monitoring program established by Saint Louis County […]


Audio: Missouri House Democrats unveil detailed health care agenda

Approving prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) legislation is a top priority for Missouri House Democrats in 2019. A PDMP is an electronic database that collects data on controlled substance prescriptions within a state. House Minority Leader Crystal Quade of Springfield says PDMP could go to the House floor this week.     Missouri is the […]

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 […]

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Grundy County Commission receives drug monitoring program agreement

The Grundy County Commission received a user agreement with Saint Louis County Health Department for a prescription drug monitoring program. Commissioner Joe Brinser reports Grundy County’s drug monitoring program is set to go live in 2018. He says pharmacies in the county will start the program one month before the official go-live date. The Commission […]

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 […]