Take Back Drugs

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. […]

Missouri Attorney General reaches settlement with McKinsey & Company for role in opioid epidemic

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced that his Office and a coalition of attorneys general from 47 states, the District of Columbia, and five U.S. territories have reached a $573 million settlement with one of the world’s largest consulting firms, McKinsey & Company. The settlement resolves investigations into the company’s role in working for opioid […]

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 […]

Brinda Marsh 3rd Qtr

Brinda Marsh named Wright Memorial Hospital’s Employee of the Quarter

Brinda Marsh, a pharmacy technician II at Wright Memorial Hospital, was honored as the hospital’s Employee of the Quarter for the third quarter of 2020. Steve Schieber, Chief Executive Officer, presented the award to Marsh at a ceremony held in her honor on November 12. The Employee of the Quarter Award recognizes an employee who […]

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 […]

Pharmacist Robert Courtney

Audio: Governor Parson reacts to ex-pharmacist getting federal prison release blocked: “That’s a sick guy”

The U.S. Justice Department has blocked Thursday’s scheduled prison release of convicted felon Robert Courtney. The Kansas City pharmacist was sent to federal prison for diluting as many as 98,000 prescriptions, including cancer treatment meds, and possibly drugs for AIDS, infertility, and multiple sclerosis. Governor Parson wrote to U.S. Attorney General William Barr asking Barr […]