KOLR TV 10: Fighting Addiction: Prescription Drug Monitoring

KOLR TV 10: Fighting Addiction: Prescription Drug Monitoring

By Nick Thompson

Published 05/05 2016 06:08AM   Updated 05/05 2016 07:04AM

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Missouri lawmakers are working in the current session make the state the last to adopt a prescription drug monitoring program.

In the 49 states that have them, doctors and pharmacists are able to see if someone is trying to doctor shop for narcotics.

"I grew up on welfare, and kind of on the wrong side of the tracks of what people would think," said state Rep. Holly Rehder, R-Sikeston.... [Read the rest of the story at KOLR10]