Gov. Greitens Not Pleased With Job Done By State LegislatureMissouri Gov. Eric Greitens is not happy with the Missouri Legislature, which ended its regular session Friday, leaving several bills to die from neglect.
Jefferson Co. Council Votes Down 2 Prescription Drug Monitoring Program BillsCouncilman Don Bickowski voted no on both bills, questioning whether Jefferson County can legally collect prescription records under HIPAA.
Jefferson County To Debate Prescription Drug Database BillsTwo bills take different routes to joining St. Louis County's soon-to-launch database.
Debate Continues Over Prescription Drug DatabaseThe Missouri House did not agree with Senate amendments to a prescription drug monitoring program, including checking for only opioids and purging data after half a year.
Senate Bill Could Help Combat 'Doctor Shopping' in MissouriMissouri could be the next and final state to join the national Prescription Drug Monitoring Program.
St. Charles County Passes Prescription Drug Monitoring ProgramThe measure was passed in a unanimous decision.
Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Possible in St. Charles Co.The St. Charles County Council will take up the prescription drug monitoring program at the Sept. 12 meeting.
Slay to Sign Prescription Drug Monitoring Law TuesdayAlderwoman Lyda Krewson says 49 other states realize the need for a prescription drug monitoring program.
Missouri House Passes Prescription Monitoring ProgramThe bill would make Missouri the final state to create a database aimed at informing doctors and pharmacists when similar prescriptions were recently dispensed to the same person.
Opioid, Heroin Epidemic Prompts STL Co. to Enact Prescription Monitoring ProgramStenger says this is not the type of legislation one would see in a county, but because the state legislature failed to act, St. Louis County had to take action.
Missouri's Lack of Prescription Drug Database Opens Doors for AbuseMissouri is the only state in the nation that has not agreed to set up a prescription drug database, which would be used to identify and track those who acquire excess painkiller or tranquilizer prescriptions.