Missouri's Second-Largest County Joins Fight Against Opioid AbuseJackson County, Mo., has joined St. Louis County in the effort to prevent prescription opioid abuse.
Stenger Signs Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Into LawCounty Executive Steve Stenger signed the bill, which had been unanimously passed by the county council, into law Wednesday.
Illinois' Heroin-Fighting Program Costs $25MBipartisan bill would also address prescription drug abuse
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.
Parents, Law Enforcement Discuss Heroin ProblemLaw enforcement, drug counseling experts and ordinary people whose lives have been wrecked by the drug came together for the hearing.
Teenage Filmmaker Focuses Lens on Classmates' Rx Drug Abuse A film focused on exposing teen prescription drug abuse will be screened in St. Louis.
Teens Abuse Prescription Drugs More Than Illegal DrugsDEA program manager Scott Collier tells KMOX that when it comes to abuse among teenagers, prescription drugs rank only behind marijuana.
Feds Want Missouri to Set Up Drug Tracking ProgramThe nation's drug czar says prescription drug abuse is far and away the most lethal drug problem in America.

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