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DEA “Take-Back Day” set for April 24, 2021

Law enforcement will collect unused and unwanted prescription drugs at the Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Drug Take-Back Day. Medications will be collected at various locations on April 24th from 10 to 2 o’clock. Area locations in Missouri will include the Adair County Sheriff’s Office, Richmond Police Department, Excelsior Springs Police Department main lobby, Kearney Police […]

Missouri state capitol

Audio: Missouri’s Senate President expects PDMP to receive final approval this week; state budget to get attention

Missouri’s Senate leader says the state operating budget will get a lot of attention in his chamber during the next five weeks. The House has approved a 34-billion dollar budget, that does NOT include funding for Medicaid expansion. Senate President Pro Tem Dave Schatz (pronounced like shots) notes the budget now heads to the Senate. […]

Drugs

Audio: Missouri Senate gives preliminary approval to requiring a prescription drug monitoring program

Missouri is another step closer to getting a statewide prescription drug monitoring program. The state Senate has given initial approval to Senator Holly Rehder’s nine-year quest to require a centralized database to help the medical community look for cases of suspected misuse of painkillers.     Lake St. Louis Senator Bob Onder, a fellow Republican, […]

Prescription Drug Monitoring Program

Audio: Missouri Legislature to tackle state budget and prescription drug monitoring program This Week

The state operating budget and prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) legislation will take center stage in the Missouri Legislature this week.     Governor Parson has proposed a 34-billion dollar state operating budget. Missouri House Budget Committee Chairman Cody Smith of Carthage tells Missourinet that he hopes to see the House give initial and final […]

Audio: Lawmaker files prescription drug monitoring program legislation for ninth consecutive year

A southeast Missouri lawmaker who has filed prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) legislation for the ninth straight year says she’s thankful that God has given her the ability to fight for those who can’t fight for themselves. Scott City State Senator-Elect Holly Rehder (pronounced like Raider) says Missouri’s medical professionals must have the knowledge of […]

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Trenton Police Department, Grundy County Sheriff to participate in Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

The Trenton Police Department is teaming up with the Grundy County Sheriff’s Office to participate in the Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Prescription Take-Back Day Saturday, October 24th from 10 to 2 o’clock. Old and unused medications can be placed in the green receptacle box in the vestibule of the Grundy County Law Enforcement Center in […]

Medicare

Missouri program offers free help during Medicare open enrollment

Roughly 10,000 people age into Medicare healthcare coverage each day in the United States. In Missouri, about 1.16 million individuals are Medicare beneficiaries. Each year, an open enrollment period gives Missourians on Medicare the chance to review their prescription drug and healthcare coverage options. The state Department of Commerce and Insurance offers free help to […]

Medicare

Audio: Missouri agency offering free help to Missourians with Medicare coverage

The state Department of Insurance and Commerce is offering free assistance to Missourians with Medicare coverage during the open enrollment period.     State officials say the CLAIM program has more than 225 trained and certified volunteers to provide free, unbiased counseling and education. Missourians can review their plan options and costs – or change […]

Take Back Drugs

DEA’s Prescription Drug Take Back day set for October 24, 2020

Unused and unwanted prescription drugs will be collected during the Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. Area collection sites October 24th from 10 to 2 o’clock include the Adair County Sheriff’s Office of Kirksville, Richmond Police Department, Excelsior Springs Police Department, and the Appanoose County Sheriff’s Office in Centerville, Iowa. The DEA acknowledges […]