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Missouri’s drug monitoring program to launch soon

Missouri’s prescription drug monitoring program will be launching soon. 

Sen. Holly Thompson Rehder’s prescription drug monitoring program, or PDMP, bill was signed into law two years ago and it’s set to go live soon. 

A PDMP is an electronic database that collects data on controlled substance prescriptions within a state. 

Dean Linneman is the program’s executive director. 

He tells the Columbia Missourian that there is no go-live date set yet. 

He works with the state’s Joint Oversight Task Force. 

The task force is also in the process of transferring data from the pre-existing PDMP run by St. Louis County. 

It launched in 2017 and already provides information for 85% of the state population and 94% of providers. 

Missouri was the 50th and final U.S. state to have a prescription drug monitoring program.

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