Governor Eric Greitens signed an executive order establishing a prescription drug monitoring program in Missouri. The program will allow the state to monitor dispensers and prescribers with the help of private-sector partners. Greitens said the goal of the program is to “eliminate bad actors in the system.” The executive order makes Missouri the last state to install a prescription drug monitoring program, but the first to have one that monitors focuses on prescribing and filling prescriptions.
More information about the program will be released throughout the week as Greitens tours the state. He will be at the Cape Girardeau Regional Airport on Wednesday to discuss Treating Addiction in Rural Missouri.