Five Facts About Missouri’s New Prescription Drug Monitoring Program: What it Means, and How We Got Here

Leading up to Missouri Governor Eric Greitens’ July 17 executive order, Missouri had found itself in the center of a contentious health policy debate: it remained the only state in the country without a Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) used to observe citizens’ prescription, physician, and pharmacy habits. The proposed PDMP, which could begin operation within a month of the announcement has drawn a diversity of opinions, which themselves draw on a tempestuous history of attempted legislative interventions in the state.

Click here to read Peer Health Educator Ali Gold’s five facts on Missouri’s new PDMP.