Tag: drug abuse

STL County releases report about its prescription drug monitoring program

St. Louis County has released details regarding the results of its drug monitoring program on Tuesday. The County’s Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) which launched in April, seeks to improve opioid prescribing by providing critical information regarding a patient’s controlled substance history and informing clinical practices by identifying patients at high-risk. According to St. Louis County the PDMP found: Those aged 65 years and older received the highest rates of controlled substances. Opioids are the […]

St. Louis County awarded $1 million to combat opioid epidemic

In order to fight the opioid epidemic that’s affecting the lives of St. Louis County residents, the Saint Louis County Department of Public Health has been awarded two grants from the U.S. Department of Justice. The two grants, totaling¬†$1 million will be used to fund efforts over a three-year period, according to St. Louis County officials. St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger said this funding will help reduce the number of victims in the county. […]