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Supporters say a measure to allow more access to an easy-to-use treatment for heroin and other opioid drug overdoses would save lives.

The Missouri House gave initial approval Monday to a bill that would allow pharmacists and pharmacy assistants to prescribe a drug that's been effective in treating potentially fatal overdoses to anyone.

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  The Missouri Senate unanimously passed a bill today allowing pharmacists to issue small prescription refills of emergency medication without a doctor's order.