Prescription Drug Monitoring Bill Signing

(Jefferson City, MO) A statewide prescription drug monitoring program is being established in Missouri after Governor Mike Parson signed Senate Bill 63. Parson says it's about time we set the program up to help doctors protect Missourians.

The measure establishes the Joint Oversight Task Force of Prescription Drug Monitoring, responsible for collecting and maintaining the prescription and dispensation of prescribed controlled substances to patients within the state. This legislation will assist health care professionals in better monitoring the dispensation of opioids and other prescribed controlled substances to their patients. Similar statewide prescription drug monitoring programs have been adopted in every other state in the country, as well as the District of Columbia and Guam, in an effort to address the opioid epidemic occurring across the United States.