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Wednesday, May 10, 2017   (0 Comments)
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MAOPS has been working hard the past 12 hours trying to stave off a poor decision by the Missouri House of Representatives. Now we need your assistance, and we need it fast.


In their urgency to pass a Prescription Drug Monitoring Program before the legislative session closes on Friday, the Missouri House of Representatives is seriously considering passing the Senate version of the bill, which is unpalatable to MAOPS and the physicians of Missouri. Of primary concern, the bill will mandate physician use with few exceptions. MAOPS opposes the Senate version of the bill and asks that you contact your Representative and let them know why you oppose the PDMP bill they are considering:


  1. Mandated physician use would mean physician licenses could be open to sanctions and civil liability if they did not check the database, even when not appropriate like hospital admissions, direct drug administration to the patient, and every ER visit.

  2. It excludes stimulants, depressants and other Schedule II-IV drugs from the database, and includes only opioids and benzos.

  3. County programs which just began last month are in jeopardy. This bill would override them, and currently they are better than the proposal the House is considering.


Please contact your representative today and let them know you oppose the Senate version of House Bill 90. Ask them to refrain from passing an ineffective bill for the sake of saying “Missouri has a PDMP.”


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