The Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) bills died in the Missouri Senate in 2019. The six senators that formed the Conservative Caucus have been the only senators that are protecting the liberty of the people. The Conservative Caucus consists of: Eric Burlison (R-20), Bill Eigel (R-23), Denny Hoskins (R-21), Andrew Koenig (R-15), Cindy O’Laughlin (R-18), and Bob Onder (R-02). They filibustered HB 126 the “GM give away deal” bill for 20 hours. It eventually passed but with significant changes due to the filibuster. They were ready to filibuster HB 188. That bill remained on the informal calendar because the Republican leadership knew it would be filibustered completely so that no other legislation would be passed.
The proponents of big government are back this year with a vengeance. The PDMP bill is HB 1693. Here is a summary of the reasons why this legislation is bad for the state and the entire country. PDMP Summary
- The Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs do not lower the death rate.
- Doctor shopping is not the problem.
- The Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs can not stop the tiny amount of doctor shopping that does exist.
- Databases are not secure.
- Citizens are loosing their liberty, because it’s unconstitutional.
My first published article on why the government opioid death numbers are incorrect. — Jrnl Amer Phy Surg – Lilly
For a presentation showing the big picture and the problems with the PDMP. — PDMP Presentation
For a state by state comparison of the death rate due to prescription opioids and illicit fentanyl. — Deaths by State
Here is my analysis of some pro PDMP research. They have to manipulate the data to make it look good. — Pro PDMP research
A great video that shows the difference in thinking between a lawyer and an informed citizen. — Constitution