Prescription Tracking Bill Hits A Snag

Keeping up with pain pill prescriptions. Missouri is the only state that does not track opiod prescriptions — so that doctors can check to see how much medication a patient has had from other doctors — an effort to avoid abuse. But legislation to set-up statewide monitoring has run into a number of roadblocks. The bill received initial approval in the house — but in the senate, a similar bill was defeated in a committee. Critics don’t like the idea of a government-run database keeping tabs on medicines people take