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What’s In Your Medicine Cabinet?
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Missouri is the only state that doesn’t track your medical prescriptions.

People say it like it’s a bad thing.

What’s wrong with the government not knowing that one bit of information about your private medical life? Can’t government keep out of at least this one, extremely personal matter?

The do-gooders and busy-bodies want Missouri to maintain a database (tied into similar databases in all other states) that keeps a permanent record of every prescription a doctor or dentist writes. The state’s compelling interest is . . . “we’re curious.”

Too bad.

Look, a big corporation makes its money running prescription databases for states. They’ve sold 49 licenses for their product, which means the company’s growth prospects are shrinking fast. Missouri is the only hold out, so this company is lobbying hard to get Missouri to surrender.

No. We’re not going to surrender.

Call your State Senator and ask him or her to filibuster this attack on privacy. Thanks to MOPP, here’s what you need to know:

Here is the link to the House Health Insurance Committee (http://house.mo.gov/CommitteeIndividual.aspx?com=01175&year=2015&code=R) which will most likely get the Senate version of the PDMP-SB63. 
 
Call Speaker John Diehl’s office at 573-751-1544 and tell him no to the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP). 
Call Floor Leader Todd Richardson’s office at 573-751-4039 and tell him no to the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP).
 
Call your own state rep and state senator and tell them NO to the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP). 
 
Find your state rep and senator here senate.mo.gov and go to the Legislator Lookup.

What’s in your pill box?

  • Here’s a potential unintended consequence: the person in pain who is extremely privacy-conscious, and that’s often for very good reason, self-medicating with Demon Rum. Or self-medicating with something from the street, impure and unsafe.

  • Did I miss something, it is my understanding the bill has already passed in the House and Senate. I have contacted many Representatives on the legislation for them to kill the bill. The following are some of the things I wrote: ” There is a bill in the Missouri legislature creating a government database for everyone’s prescription drugs. Apparently, the sponsors of the bill have forgotten about the NSA spying,the IRS intimidation on American citizens and Jay Nixon using the DOR to target gun owners. There is no need for more intrusion into people’s lives by government. This is another database that will be used to control the people. Blaine Luetkemeyer and Ann Wagner voted on an amendment to a bill wherein, if you take certain prescription drugs you would be banned from owning a gun. This bill needs to be defeated.
    Apparently, the sponsors of the bill and those who voted for it have forgotten about the NSA spying, the IRS intimidation on American citizens and Jay Nixon using the DOR to target gun owners. This is another database that will be used to control the people. Blaine Luetkemeyer and Ann Wagner voted on an amendment to a bill wherein, if you take certain prescription drugs you would be banned from owning a gun. This bill needs to be defeated.”

    The following are the vote totals for more intrusive government in our lives with the Prescription Monitoring bill:
    AYES: 107
    Adams Alferman Allen Anders Andrews
    Arthur Austin Beard Berry Black
    Brown 94 Burns Butler Carpenter Cierpiot
    Colona Conway 10 Cookson Cornejo Dohrman
    Dugger Eggleston Engler Entlicher Fitzwater 144
    Fitzwater 49 Flanigan Fraker Franklin Gannon
    Gardner Gosen Green Haahr Haefner
    Hansen Harris Higdon Hoskins Hough
    Houghton Hubbard Hubrecht Hummel Jones
    Justus Keeney Kelley Kendrick King
    Kirkton Kolkmeyer Kratky LaFaver Lair
    Lant Lavender Leara Lichtenegger Love
    Lynch McCaherty McCann Beatty McCreery McDaniel
    McDonald McGaugh McNeil Meredith Messenger
    Miller Mims Mitten Montecillo Morgan
    Morris Muntzel Neely Nichols Norr
    Otto Pace Peters Pfautsch Phillips
    Pierson Pike Redmon Rehder Remole
    Rhoads Richardson Rizzo Roden Roeber
    Rowden Rowland Runions Shull Shumake
    Smith Swan Walker Webber Wood
    Zerr Mr. Speaker
    NOES: 048
    Anderson Bahr Barnes Basye Bernskoetter
    Bondon Brattin Brown 57 Burlison Chipman
    Conway 104 Corlew Crawford Curtman Davis
    Dogan Ellington English Fitzpatrick Frederick
    Hicks Hill Hinson Hurst Johnson
    Kidd Koenig Korman Marshall Mathews
    May Moon Newman Parkinson Pietzman
    Pogue Ross Ruth Shaul Solon
    Sommer Spencer Taylor Vescovo Walton Gray
    White Wiemann Wilson

    YEAS—Senators
    Cunningham Curls Dempsey Dixon Holsman Keaveny Kehoe LeVota
    Libla Nasheed Parson Pearce Richard Riddle Romine Sater
    Schatz Schupp Silvey Wallingford Walsh Wasson Wieland—23
    NAYS—Senators
    Brown Emery Hegeman Kraus Munzlinger Onder Schaaf Schaefer
    Schmitt—9
    Absent—Senator Sifton—1
    Absent with leave—Senator Chappelle-Nadal—1

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