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St. Louis County leaders push for prescription drug tracking program

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St. Louis County leaders push for prescription drug tracking program

(KTRS) – St. Louis County officials are introducing their own legislation to create a program that would monitor prescription opioids that can lead to a heroin addiction. County Executive Steve Stenger held a press conference Tuesday said the state has failed to create a tracking program, so the county has plan sto do it on […]

St. Louis County leaders push for prescription drug tracking program

(KTRS) – St. Louis County officials are introducing their own legislation to create a program that would monitor prescription opioids that can lead to a heroin addiction.

County Executive Steve Stenger held a press conference Tuesday said the state has failed to create a tracking program, so the county has plan sto do it on their own. Missouri is the only state that doesn’t have a database to track prescriptions for drugs like OxyContin.

Later Tuesday Senator Claire McCaskill held a round table to discuss the lack of action on the issue by state lawmakers.

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