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City Council Votes to Join Prescription Drug Database

Mar 7, 2017
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Columbia will establish a prescription drug monitoring program, joining an existing database in St. Louis County, in an effort to address drug-related problems, including opioid addiction.

Columbia City Council voted unanimously Monday night to approve the ordinance that establishes the monitoring program. The city will enter into an agreement with St. Louis County, which has already created a prescription drug monitoring database managed by Appriss, Inc. that many other Missouri cities and counties have already joined including Kansas City, Independence, St. Charles County and Jefferson City, which voted to join earlier Monday.

Columbia officials meet for two-day retreat

Jun 8, 2012
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Columbia government officials met on Friday for the first of a two-day retreat.