Missouri is set to shed its distinction as the only state without a statewide program to track opioid prescriptions.
The state House voted 91-64 Tuesday to adopt a prescription drug monitoring program. By January 2024, all health care providers who are legally able to prescribe opioids such as oxycodone will have to enter that information into a database in real time. The intent is to keep people with substance use disorder from going to multiple providers.
The Senate already approved the program, and Gov. Mike Parson is expected to sign it into law.