Tag: PDMP

STL County Council passes legislation that would allow Mizzou to assist with county drug monitoring program

The St. Louis County Council on Tuesday passed legislation that would allow the University of Missouri to assist with the county’s Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP). The legislation was requested from Dr. Faisal Khan, the director of the St. Louis County Department of Health, which would allow the county to enter into a contract with the Board of Curators at Mizzou. The university will assist the St. Louis County Department of Public Health by conducting […]

STL County Council to vote on legislation that would allow Mizzou to assist with county drug monitoring program

The County Council on Tuesday may vote on a bill that would allow the county to enter into a contract with the University of Missouri to carry out grant activities related to the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP). The legislation is requested from Dr. Faisal Khan, the director of the St. Louis County Department of Health, which would allow the county to enter into a contract with the Board of Curators at Mizzou. The university […]

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 […]