DEA program manager Scott Collier tells KMOX that when it comes to abuse among teenagers, prescription drugs rank only behind marijuana.
Police say the Walgreens pharmacist on duty confronted the suspect March 30th, around 5:30 a.m. and he left the store.
“What seems to be really big in the St. Louis area is marijuana use and it’s been that way for awhile,” Dan Duncan said.
21,232 pounds of drugs were collected in Missouri, 8,753 pounds in Kansas.
St. Louis based pharmacy benefits manager is hoping to predict who’s most at-risk for not taking recommended drugs.
Midwest DEA’s Scott Collier says Missouri lawmakers have refused to establish a prescription drug monitoring program.
Democrats on the committee were irate at the cuts because they said they were not informed about the plan prior to the mark-up Thursday morning.
Another idea is using technology like cell phones or computers to set reminders to take medications.
Two new laws aim to keep pharmaceuticals out of the hands of kids and out of the environment.
To-date nearly 50 communities in Missouri have passed similar prescription laws.