Tag: prescription drug monitoring program

STL County Council to vote on domestic abuse prevention legislation at weekly meeting

The St. Louis County on Tuesday will vote on legislation that would appropriate a grant from the state’s STOP Violence Against Women Program. The legislation which is up for final passage would authorize the county executive to accept a grant of up to $261,020 from the Missouri Department of Public Safety as part of the STOP Violence Against Women Program. According to Missouri’s Department of Public Safety’s website, the STOP Program encourages the development and strengthening […]

Mizzou may provide data research for STL County’s drug monitoring program

County Executive Steve Stenger on Tuesday is recommending that the St. Louis County Council introduce 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 which Stenger is recommending comes from Dr. Faisal Khan, the director of the St. Louis County Department of Health, which would allow the county to enter into a […]

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 […]