Missouri is the only state in the nation that does not have a Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP). This void has contributed to the rise of illicit drug sales and countless opioid overdoes and deaths, not only in MO but in our bordering states.
After a nine (9) year battle, Senator Holly Rehder was finally able to get a PDMP bill passed in the MO Senate (SB63) on Wednesday, April 7 (article) (1-min video). The bill now goes to the MO House of Representatives. We are calling upon all of our members to reach out to your family, friends and workplace colleagues to contact your MO Representative and urge them to pass this bill.
The citizens of our state deserve this, the healthcare professionals who care for the victims of the MO opioid epidemic deserve this, and the families of loved ones have died need the peace of knowing that others will not have to suffer such tragic loss.
Please contact your Representative today and join us on Tuesday, April 27th, for MoHIMA Advocacy Day to champion this vital issue.
Resource: Not sure who your Mo Representative is? Click HERE to find out and follow their link to get to their e-mail address.
Copy and paste this text into your e-mail to your representative:
Missouri is the only state in the nation that does not have a statewide Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP). However, the MO Pharmacy Association is totally on board and supportive of a PDMP for our state. Support for Senate Bill 63 in the Missouri House of Representatives would not only be for our pharmacists who believe in this program/resource, but for all the patients cared for in facilities in Missouri, and for all who have needlessly lost loved ones to this horrific opioid pandemic in our state. We urge your support of Senate Bill 63 in the Missouri House of Representatives.