Plagued With Out-of-state Pill Seekers, Missouri Considers Prescription Drug Monitoring

May 8, 2015
KCRU (NPR in Missouri)

According to a study from the Trust for America’s Health, Missouri has the seventh highest drug overdose rate in the county. Most of those deaths stem from prescription drug abuse.

The same report gave Missouri’s addiction prevention strategies only 3 stars out of 10 – tied with Nebraska for next to last in the country. Only South Dakota fared worse.

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