Missouri’s junior senator is praising the state Legislature’s approval of prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) legislation. As attorney general, Josh Hawley sued pharmaceutical companies that made the opioids:
Senator Hawley tells Missourinet PDMP is crucial for doctors and for the state, to battle the opioid epidemic. A PDMP is an electronic database that collects data on controlled substance prescriptions within a state. Missouri is the only state in the nation without a PDMP. Hawley praises the bill sponsor, Scott City State Senator Holly Rehder, for her persistence on this issue.