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Despite new laws, access to overdose antidote remains limited without a prescription in Mo. and Ill.

It will likely be months before members of the public can get the opioid overdose antidote naloxone at Missouri pharmacies without a prescription.A new state law expanding access to the live-saving drug went into effect Sunday, but according to Missouri Pharmacy Association CEO Ron Fitzwater the state’s pharmacy board still has to create rules based on the law.
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Transgender inmate latest to push for hormone treatment

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  A transgender inmate is suing the Missouri prison system for refusing to provide hormone therapy as she transitions to a woman, adding her voice to those of prisoners in other states who argue that denying such treatment amounts to cruel and unusual punishment.

The federal lawsuit was filed last week in St. Louis on behalf of Jessica Hicklin, a 37-year old inmate serving life in prison without parole for first-degree murder. The lawsuit also names Corizon  Health, the health care provider for the Missouri Department of Corrections.

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 The Missouri auditor said the Republican-led House and Senate should be more transparent and should stop asking lobbyists for contributions.

Democratic Auditor Nicole Galloway's office released findings Monday showing some legislative committees didn't record their votes. The findings also revealed that Sunshine Law policies for lawmakers are unclear.

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It will likely be months before members of the public can get the opioid overdose antidote naloxone at Missouri pharmacies without a prescription.

A new state law expanding access to the live-saving drug went into effect Sunday, but according to Missouri Pharmacy Association CEO Ron Fitzwater the state’s pharmacy board still has to create rules based on the law.

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Aug. 28 means  that most of Missouri's new laws passed earlier this year are now in effect.

Today Paul Pepper welcomes back local singer/songwriter/storyteller LARRY BROWN! Larry performs "Waltzing with Bears" on guitar - his most requested song of all time! August 29, 2016

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  While the University of Missouri is dealing with a sharp drop in enrollment this fall, many other four-year universities in the state reported an increase in the number of students.

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The Missouri attorney general's office is reviewing a recent state Supreme Court ruling that may impact the criminal charge of felony stealing.

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