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 […]

50,000 more drug disposal pouches donated to Mo. to fight opioid epidemic

By Michael Layer JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — On Monday, Governor Eric Greitens announced 50,000 more drug disposal pouches have been donated from Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals. The pouches are free for the public and designed for prescription drug users to be able to sustainably dispose of their excess drugs to prevent a possible addiction. They are distributed at Walmarts and given to Missouri law enforcement. Since their announcement in October of last year, the company says that […]

Questions arise over Greitens’ executive order and the PDMP contract

ST. LOUIS – In a surprise announcement on Monday, Governor Eric Greitens detailed his plan for Missouri to take up his version of prescription drug monitoring. The announcement was made at Express Scripts in the Governor’s hometown of St. Louis. It was announced on Monday that the state would enter into a contract with Express Scripts to set up the system. On Tuesday, The Missouri Times learned that Express Scripts received a no-bid contract for […]