Prescription Drug Monitoring Program

Heartland Health Monitor
10:38 am
Fri November 14, 2014

Head Of Kansas Prescription Monitoring Program Resigns

The executive director of Kansas' prescription drug monitoring program, Marty Singleton, announced his resignation due to health issues.
Credit Phil Cauthon

 

The man who shepherded Kansas' prescription drug tracking program through a software upgrade is resigning after a little more than a year on the job.

Marty Singleton, director of the Kansas Tracking and Reporting of Controlled Substances system,  said in a phone interview that he is stepping down due to "personal health issues."

“I met with my doctor," Singleton said. "Been down this road before, and it’s better just to nip it in the bud.”

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Health
4:26 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

Mo. Senate Hears Drug Monitoring Program Proposals

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Two bills that would create a prescription drug monitoring program in Missouri received a hearing Thursday before a State Senate committee. But one version of the bill is structured in a way that’s designed to block the proposal.

Physician and GOP Senator Rob Schaaf of St. Joseph is an outspoken critic of prescription drug monitoring. He says it would violate citizens’ privacy rights.

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Health
2:53 pm
Mon February 4, 2013

Will Missouri Adopt A Prescription Drug Monitoring Program?

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Efforts to establish a prescription drug monitoring program in Missouri are making a comeback this year. But there’s a twist: the main opponent of establishing such a program is now sponsoring legislation.

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