Tag: opiates

House votes to take Rehder’s PDMP bill to conference

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Rep. Holly Rehder and the House voted by voice to reject the Senate substitute for her prescription drug monitoring bill after some heated debate on the House floor. The bill will now go to conference, though a time has not yet been set. Just before the long […]

Nixon signs bill increasing access to opiate treatment drug

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Gov. Jay Nixon signed HB 1568 Tuesday, which will expand access to the drug naloxone, a drug designed to block the effects of opioid use and overdose. Naloxone may also be viable as a way to treat addiction to opiates like heroin and some prescription pain pills. “Increasing access […]

PDMP measures signed in St. Louis City and County

ST. LOUIS – Both St. Louis City and County passed ordinances Tuesday officially instituting a prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) in the region. They become the first city and county to adopt such measures in the state. St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay, St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger, St. Louis Department of […]