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Gov. Parson signs prescription drug monitoring program into law

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Gov. Mike Parson has signed a critical piece of legislation creating a statewide prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP). Until now, Missouri had been the only state in the nation without a statewide PDMP, which allows medical professionals to view what prescriptions their patients have been taking before they prescribe. Having access to this information empowers […]

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Statement: Missouri Legislature passes prescription drug monitoring program

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The Missouri General Assembly has passed a bill to create a statewide drug monitoring program. The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry has long advocated for this legislation as a way to help curb the prescription drug abuse that impacts many Missourians. “This is a big step forward for Missouri and finally puts this longstanding […]

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In historic vote, Missouri Senate passes statewide PDMP legislation

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After years of efforts to pass legislation creating a statewide prescription drug monitoring program to address Missouri’s opioid crisis, the Missouri Senate passed House Bill 1693 on March 12 — an important step forward for the safety and health of communities and businesses across the state. Until now, Missouri has been the only state in […]

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Senate Committee passes PDMP legislation

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For years there have been numerous attempts to create a statewide prescription drug monitoring program, or PDMP, in Missouri. On Feb. 24, the Senate Judiciary and Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence Committee held a hearing on a PDMP bill that had previously passed the Missouri House. After the hearing, the committee passed House Bill 1693, carried […]

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House passes Narcotics Control Act

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On Feb. 17, the Missouri House of Representatives voted to approve House Bill 1693, which would create a statewide prescription drug monitoring program. Missouri is the only state in the nation that lacks a statewide prescription drug monitoring program, often simply referred to as a PDMP. These programs serve as critical tools physicians and pharmacists […]

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Watch: Rep. Rehder discusses PDMP legislation

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Rep. Holly Rehder (R-Sikeston) is sponsoring House Bill 1693, which would create a statewide prescription drug monitoring program to combat Missouri’s opioid epidemic. Rep. Rehder is a 2019 Missouri Chamber Business Champion.  Sen. Tony Luetkemeyer (R-Parkville) is sponsoring the bill’s counterpart in the Senate, Senate Bill 677. You can send a message to your legislators […]

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