Heartland Health Monitor
5:08 am
Fri May 9, 2014

Missouri Likely To Remain The Only State Without Prescription Drug Database

Pharmacist Pete Spalitto favors prescription drug monitoring in Missouri.
Credit Alex Smith / KCUR

Missouri has a distinction that troubles many involved in public health: It's the only state in the country that does not monitor prescription drugs.

Some say that heightens the problem of prescription drug abuse.

Missouri legislators are trying to create a drug monitoring system, but concerns over privacy have stirred opposition.

Rising abuse

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10:06 am
Tue December 7, 2010

Bill Would Bar Missouri Pharmacies From Being Required to Sell Morning After Pill

Kansas City, MO – Pharmacies in Missouri would not be required to stock the "morning after" pill and could not be sued for it, under legislation proposed in the Missouri House.

The bill is sponsored by State Representative David Sater (R, Cassville), who owned and operated a pharmacy in Barry County for 30 years. He says it would not bar pharmacies from selling the pill, but would guarantee their right not to if the owners so choose.

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