Another state moves closer to having an active prescription drug database program with this initial approval in Missouri. Other states have seen success with similar programs. It just goes to show how much this nationwide issue is having an impact on a state by state basis.
Missouri senators moved one step closer to enacting a tracking database for prescription drugs on Monday, despite years of failure amid privacy concerns.
The legislation would create a program that monitors when prescriptions for drugs considered controlled substances are written and filled, with the goal of stopping so-called doctor shoppers from amassing pills to use recreationally or sell.