'Standing Order' Increases Public Availability of Life-Saving NarcanThe Illinois Department of Public Health announces what's called a 'Narcan standing order'.
Missouri City Closer to Prescription Drug Monitoring ProgramMissouri is currently the only place in the country without statewide prescription drug tracking.
Missouri Counties Do What State Won't: Track Opioid SalesFed up that Missouri is the only state that doesn't track the prescription and sale of opioids?
St. Charles Co. Eyes Prescription Drug Monitoring ProgramDesigned to eliminate "doctor shopping" by opioid, heroin abusers.
Nixon Signs Bill For More Access To Anti-Overdose MedicineResidents soon will be able to carry medicine to counter heroin overdoses without a prescription under a new law signed Tuesday by Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon.
Illinois Medical Marijuana Users Deal with Gray AreaAn employee can take medicine to relive pain, or stay focused on the job, but can Illinois residents be high on medical marijuana at work?
Appeals Court Considers Missouri's Lethal Injection ProtocolAn attorney representing four state residents argued before a panel that a judge incorrectly dismissed a lawsuit challenging the state's procedures for obtaining the drugs it uses to perform executions.
Alderwoman Proposes Bill for Prescription Painkiller DatabaseA debate is underway on a plan to create a prescription drug registry, in hopes of tracking and discouraging the abuse of prescription pain killers.
Police: Prescription Drug Addictions Cause St. Louis' Heroin RiseSt. Louis County police detective says four-of-five people who are addicted to heroin admitted they started using prescription pain-killers.
Senate Passed Prescription Drug Monitoring ActThe bill would allow a government database to monitor the prescribing and dispensing of narcotic-type drugs.
Local Anti-Heroin Super Bowl Commercial May Soon Go National"This very cheerful-sounding song, juxtaposed with these horrifying images - we knew it was going to upset people, and we knew we were taking a risk, but we felt like it was a risk worth taking because nothing else has worked."
Hydrocodone Dropped to 30-Day Prescription Due to AbuseThose who need hydrocodone medications for pain relief now have to jump through a few more hoops to get them.