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.
Authorities say three people face charges in the heroin overdose death of a Godfrey man, including his girlfriend who has been charged in another drug death
Popular drugs such as Plavix and Singulair will soon be replaced by generic brands.
Thousands of elderly and disabled Missourians will continue getting state subsidies for prescription drugs.
About 226,000 low-income seniors and disabled residents in Missouri should be able to continue receiving state aid.
Should common medicine need a prescription? A topic debated and discsussed with experts, callers, and Charlie.