Prescription drug database bill endorsed by Missouri House
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - A measure to create a database to monitor the prescription of drugs such as addictive pain killers is moving forward in the Missouri House.
The House gave initial approval to the bill creating a prescription drug database to identify potential abuses by a vote of 105- 46.
Republican Rep. Rebecca Roeber, of Lee's Summit, says she supports the bill because she believes her sister, who died from an apparent overdose in 2012, would still be alive if the database had been in place earlier.
The database proposal has passed the House before but has faced opposition from a Senate Republican who says he is concerned about potential privacy breaches.
The House must vote again before the bill goes to the Senate.