Greitens addresses prescription drug monitoring push in live chat

Gov. Eric Greitens pledged Wednesday to bring Missouri in line with the rest of the nation when it comes to creating a database designed to combat prescription drug abuse.

In a question and answer session on Facebook, Greitens suggested that he has a plan to overcome opposition to a prescription drug monitoring program and put it into state law.

The pledge came as Greitens answered pre-selected questions from Facebook users during a 15-minute session broadcast from his Capitol office.

Legislation is expected to be debated on the Senate floor in the coming weeks that would prevent individuals from going to multiple doctors for multiple prescriptions.

Opponents, including Republican Sen. Rob Schaaf, a doctor, have blocked previous measures over privacy concerns.

Read more: St. Louis Post-Dispatch


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