St. Charles County considers joining regional prescription drug database

St. Charles County could be joining the city of St. Louis and St. Louis County in tracking the number of prescriptions people fill, in an attempt to curb addiction to opioid painkillers.

A bill being introduced Monday night at the County Council meeting would allow St. Charles County to join St. Louis County’s prescription drug monitoring program once it’s in place.

St. Charles County Executive Steve Ehlmann said he’s optimistic the bill will pass.

St. Louis County passed a measure in March setting up a local prescription drug monitoring program as state level opposition once again prevented Missouri from becoming the final state in the country with a prescription database.

Read more: St. Louis Public Radio

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