Prescription Drug Monitoring Program

Missouri House gives initial approval to bill creating statewide prescription drug monitoring program

The Missouri House has given preliminary approval to a bill that would require the creation of a statewide prescription drug monitoring program. Representatives voted 95-56 in favor of the legislation. The GOP House Speaker and the House Democratic Leader both voted in favor of the bill. Missouri is the only state in the nation without […]

Prescription Medication

Audio: Missouri lawmaker hopes to pass prescription drug monitoring program

A southeast Missouri state lawmaker who has championed prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) legislation hopes to pass it in her final year in the Missouri House.     Missouri is the only state in the nation without a PDMP, which is an electronic database that collects data on controlled substance prescriptions within a state. Scott […]

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 […]

Healthcare

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 […]

Right To Work

Audio: Missouri labor rallies against Right-to-Work

The Missouri House sponsor of a right-to-work measure disagrees with Senate Minority Leader Gina Walsh’s warning that right-to-work will lead to lower wages and decreased safety protections. Sikeston GOP State Representative Holly Rehder predicts right-to-work will increase union jobs in Missouri.     Labor unions and their supporters were able to collect enough signatures to […]

House member wants sex education in Missouri schools to go a step further

In this revolution of high-profile sexual misconduct scandals, a state House member wants sex education in Missouri schools to go a step further. Alisa Nelson reports.     A House committee will consider this evening whether to require Missouri school districts teaching sex education to include curriculum about sexual harassment, violence, and consent. Sikeston Republican […]

Hypodermic Needles

Audio: Missouri Legislature will be asked to legalize needle exchange programs

State Rep. Holly Rehder wants to make it legal for organizations to provide clean needles and syringes to drug users. She is proposing again next year to create so-called needle exchange programs that would make the organizations exempt from drug paraphernalia laws.     One argument raised is that addicts could be more likely to […]