House Representative Holly Rehder stopped by the St. Louis Young Republicans Meeting to talk about legislation she is working to pass known as the PDMP or Prescription Drug Monitoring Program. Many republicans are very divided on this issue. Holly as an ardent supporter of PDMP and gave reasoning for why she supports the legislation and why she believes privacy is not an issue with this legislation. Let us know what you think in the comments.
The bill, aimed at addressing the growing opioid epidemic through a database to check on prescriptions of certain addictive medications, has made a bit of headway recently as the Missouri Senate passed a version of the bill on April 13, 2017. The bill will still be required to pass through the house as well as be signed into law by Governor Eric Greitens who has voiced support for the PDMP.
Rep. Holly Rehder, a Republican, represents parts of Scott, and Mississippi counties (District 148). She was elected to her first two-year term in November 2012. More Information at house.mo.gov.
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