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 July 31, 2017  Posted by  Healthcare, Surveillance, U.S.

Theo Douglas reports:

Missouri’s new statewide Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) should be operational later this summer, the state’s top health official told Government Technology — and will not conflict with the ongoing activation of county PDMPs.

Gov. Eric Greitens waded into the statehouse debate that had blocked a statewide PDMP for about 12 years — making Missouri the lone remaining state without its own program — signing Executive Order (EO) 17-18 on Tuesday, July 17.

The state’s PDMP is envisioned as a companion vehicle to expanding local efforts spearheaded by St. Louis County that began earlier this year and already cover the majority of the state, Dr. Randall Williams, director of health and senior services, told Government Technology.

Read more on Government Technology.

h/t, Joe Cadillic

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