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Push In Missouri To Create Prescription Drug Database

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Editor's Note: Due to a scheduling issue, this segment did not air on March 13 as planned.

Missouri is the only state in the U.S. that does not have a statewide program to track opioids and other prescription drugs. The databases help prevent patients from going from doctor to doctor to get drugs. Previous efforts to create a drug monitoring program have failed. But as KBIA's Sebastian Martinez Valdivia (@sebastiansings) reports, advocates hope a new bill will be successful.

This story was produced by Side Effects Public Media.


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