(KTRS) – A bill that would create a statewide prescription drug monitoring program is headed to the Missouri Senate.
The margin of victory in the House was closer than similar bill had in previous years. If approved, the bill would create a database to track all Schedule II through IV drugs, that includes many opioid painkillers. Missouri is currently the only state without a monitoring program. Supporters say the plan would help to eliminate the process of doctor shopping, where dealers or addicts visit several doctors to get scripts for painkillers.
It is not clear if the bill has a chance of passing out of the Senate.