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Association of Missouri Nurse Practitioners

MISSOURI NOW HAS PRESCRIPTION DRUG MONITORING PROGRAM BY EXECUTIVE ORDER of GOVERNOR GREITENS

Posted 10 months ago by JoAnn Franklin

Flanked by families that have fallen victim to the increasingly deadly opioid addiction pandemic, Governor Eric Greitens signed an executive order today at Express Scripts in St. Louis that establishes a prescription drug monitoring program for Missouri. As the last state in the nation to establish a database, Gov. Greitens issued the order following the legislature’s inability to get a PDMP law on the books for several sessions.

In addition to the families, Greitens was joined by AMNP members Margaret Benz, Kathy Haycraft, and David LaFevers as well as the head of the Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services, Dr. Randall Williams.

AMNP applauds the governor’s efforts to improve the lives of Missourians through this initiative and remains committed to doing our part to help educate and prevent opioid abuse through all mechanisms available. We look forward to working closely with his administration and other organizations for a safer, healthier Missouri.


Comments

Sharon Giboney 10 months ago

Many thanks to Governor Greitens for understanding the problem and moving forward to help curb opioid addiction in Missouri. I encourage everyone to send him a "thank you' note.

Kathleen Haycraft 10 months ago

Governor Greitens understands the depth of our crisis in Missouri. I second the idea that nurse practitioners send a thank you note. I am surprised at the venom coming from both sides of the legislative aisle directed at our Governor. He needs our support. I like the plan.

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