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Apr 10

Should Missouri’s Government Track Your Prescriptions?

by Mike Ferguson

(St. Charles, MO) – Forty-nine states already track the prescriptions doctors write in a government database.

Which state does not? Missouri.

That could change soon if State Rep. Holly Rehder (R) is successful in getting her bill through the Legislature and on to Gov. Eric Greitens’ desk. With Sen. Rob Schaaf, the most vocal opponent of a Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) now standing down, that could happen this week.

On this week’s episode, Rehder shares her personal story of how substance abuse has impacted her family. She also explains how she thinks a PDMP would impact the state.

Former State Rep. Carl Bearden, who now runs United for Missouri, argues against establishing a Missouri PDMP.

On the web:

Holly Rehder

United for Missouri

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