prescription law http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Dueling Mo. Senate Bills Would Each Create A Prescription Drug Monitoring Program http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/dueling-mo-senate-bills-would-each-create-prescription-drug-monitoring-program <p>Two bills that would create a prescription drug monitoring program in Missouri received a hearing Thursday before a <a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/">State Senate</a> committee.</p><p>One&nbsp;of the bills, though,&nbsp;is structured in a way that’s designed to block the proposal from ever becoming reality.&nbsp; Physician and&nbsp;<a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/13info/members/mem34.htm">State Senator Rob Schaaf </a>(R, St. Joseph) is an outspoken critic of prescription drug monitoring.&nbsp; He says it would violate citizens’ privacy rights.</p><p>“But I have agreed to carry (<a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/13Info/BTS_Web/Bill.aspx?SessionType=R&amp;BillID=17254382">Senate Bill 146</a>), given that it goes to a vote of the people, and that nothing will be construed to require a pharmacist or prescriber to obtain information about a patient from the database,” Schaaf told the Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs and Health. Thu, 07 Mar 2013 23:03:55 +0000 Marshall Griffin 9997 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Dueling Mo. Senate Bills Would Each Create A Prescription Drug Monitoring Program