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Parson wants prescription monitoring bill by session's end


December 6, 2018

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The long-futile effort seeking a statewide prescription drug monitoring program in Missouri now has a prominent advocate — Gov. Mike Parson.

The Republican governor met Wednesday with St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson, doctors and other health leaders to discuss ways to combat the lingering opioid epidemic. Parson made it clear at a news conference that high on his priority list is ending Missouri's status as the only state without a prescription drug monitoring program.

Parson said he hopes to have a bill on his desk by the end of next year's legislative session.

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