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In Missouri, Advocates Hope New Efforts Will Create Prescription Drug Database04:47

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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.

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This segment aired on March 15, 2019.

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