Missouri House approved a prescription drug monitoring program.

Missouri House approved a prescription drug monitoring program.

Date: March 6, 2012
By: Ruohan Xu
State Capitol Bureau
Links: HB 1193

Intro: 
The Missouri House gave first round approval to a plan that would create a statewide prescription drug record database.
RunTime:  0:44
OutCue:  SOC

Wrap: Republican Rolla Representative Keith Frederick says some patients are gaming the current system in Missouri by getting multiple drug prescriptions from multiple physicians or pharmacies.

Actuality:  FREDE.WAV
Run Time:  00:13
Description: “There are a few, who will obtain a narcotic prescription faultily though the medicate program, use that initial sale on the street, which brings a substantial dollar value to basically found a small business.”

Frederick's bill would establish a database to help licensed pharmacies track patients’ prescription records.

Frederick says the program would also help reduce drug abuse.

No one spoke against the bill during the House debate.

The bill needs one more vote in the House before moving to the Senate.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Ruohan Xu.

Intro: 
Missouri House gave first round approval to a bill that would create a prescription drug monitoring program.
RunTime:  0:44
OutCue:  SOC

Wrap: The bill would create a database to track patients' prescription records in hopes of preventing people from getting multiple drug prescriptions from multiple physicians or pharmacies.

Democratic Jackson County Representative Gail McCann Beatty says Missouri's current prescription drug system has many potential problems.

Actuality:  BEATTY.WAV
Run Time:  00:15
Description: “Missouri being the only one of two states that don’t have monitoring system in place, that we open ourselves up for more people just crossing the state line and coming into Missouri, and being able to purchase additional drugs.”

No one spoke against the bill during the House debate.

The bill needs another vote in the House before moving to the Senate.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Ruohan Xu.

Intro: 
Missouri House gave preliminary approval to a bill that the sponsor says would reduce prescription drug abuse.
RunTime:  0:37
OutCue:  SOC

Wrap: Republican Rolla Representative Keith Frederick sponsors the plan to create a statewide database to monitor prescription drugs.

Frederick says his bill would help licensed pharmacies track patients’ prescription record, and would help reduce drug abuse.

Democratic Jackson County Representative Gail McCann Beatty also spoke in favor of the bill during the debate.

Actuality:  BEATTY2.WAV
Run Time:  00:06
Description: “I hate to see Missouri being remaining just one of two states that don’t have the system, and I encourage the body to vote for it.”

No one spoke against the bill on the House floor.

The bill would move to the Senate if it passed a second round.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Ruohan Xu.


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