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The Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) is once again on the agenda for the Missouri legislature for the 2018 session. Click on the PDMP tab and find out why this is bad legislation. The new numbers were added to the CDC Wonder website on December 20, 2017. The apparent deaths for prescription pain relievers (opioid medication) increased 44% from 2015 to 2016. The National Institute for Drug Abuse has not updated their data yet. After looking at the numbers for several weeks, I realized there was a reason for the large increase and it was not prescription medication. The answer is in the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons. Estimating the Actual Death Rate Caused by Prescription Opioid Medication and Illicit Fentanyl on page 20. Click here for the link. This is my first published research paper in a peer reviewed medical journal. 

I have recently calculated the deaths due to illicit fentanyl and prescription pain relievers (opioids). This is something the government is either unable or unwilling to do. Either way it is a sad commentary on our government. Click on the PDMP tab.

There is a tab for the Locke and Smith Foundation (L&SF). You will find the results for the 2017 Locke and Smith Award ranking for the Senate and House. Click on the Scorecard and see the sea of red. The other activity I am involved in is the KTR Team. Take a look at the page.