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’s 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 […]

Medicare

Medicare open enrollment deadline is December 7th

The Missouri Department of Insurance is reminding seniors that Medicare open enrollment ends on Wednesday, December 7th and seniors who have not yet made their plan selections for 2019 are encouraged to contact CLAIM. CLAIM provides seniors and their caregivers free and unbiased help from certified counselors. Seniors can ask questions by phone or arrange […]

Take Back Drugs

Drug Take Back Day set for Saturday, October 27, 2018

Multiple law enforcement agencies in the area will collect unused and unwanted prescription drugs as part of the United States Drug Enforcement Agency’s National Prescription Take Back Day. Prescription drugs will be collected at various locations Saturday from 10 o’clock in the morning to 2 o’clock in the afternoon. Missouri locations include the Grundy County […]

Prescription Medication

USDA partners with rural Missouri communities to support opioid prevention, treatment and recovery

The USDA is partnering with rural communities to support opportunities for opioid prevention, treatment, and recovery.  Among the 85 recipients nationwide receiving funding are four (4) Missouri organizations ready to make an impact in the state’s opioid epidemic. “In 2016, there were 908 opioid overdose deaths in Missouri and it is now estimated that 1 […]

City of Chillicothe Website

Chillicothe City Council to meet Monday, September 10th

The Chillicothe City Council will consider an ordinance amending city code next week regarding the duties of the city administrator. The council will meet at Chillicothe City Hall Monday evening, September 10th at 6:30 in the evening. The agenda also includes discussion regarding an Eagle Scout Project involving the disposal of prescription drugs at the […]