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Bill to Create PDMP in Last Holdout State Moves Through Senate; No Vote Yet

Friday, April 14, 2017 | 1197 | 0 | 0 min read

A measure to make Missouri the last U.S. state to adopt a prescription drug monitoring program is moving swiftly through the Senate after the bill's biggest foe said he would not filibuster it this time. Multiple media sources reported last week that Sen. Rob Schaaf, R-St. Joseph, had dropped his opposition to House Bill 90, citing public pressure. Schaaf, a doctor and the director of the Missouri Doctors Mutual Insurance Co., said he opposes PDMPs due to privacy and data security concerns. He led an eight-hour filibuster against a drug-monitoring bill in 2014, effectively killing t...

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