Tuesday, June 10

Blunt Signs Real-Time Electronic Tracking Bill

Today Governor Blunt signed a bill that will allow Pharmacists in Missouri to keep an electronic log with real-time information of who purchases cold medicine that contains pseudoephedrine. This chemical compound is used in the manufacturing process of methanphetamines. Until now Pharmacists have kept the data on paper.
The legislation also allows Missouri nurses with special advanced training to write prescriptions for some controlled substances such as pain relievers. Nurses have been able in the past to prescribe some medicines but not those that fall under the category of a controlled substance. Until today Missouri was one of three other states that barred nurses from prescribing these types of medicine.

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