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ANSAS CITY, Mo. — Missouri remains the only state without a prescription drug-monitoring program aimed at curbing opioid abuse nearly four months after Republican Gov. Eric Greitens signed an executive order to establish one.

The head of the state agency that will oversee the plan told the Kansas City Star that it’s just a matter of finalizing the contract for the company that will supply the data. Randall Williams, director of the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, said that once the contract is finalized by the Missouri Office of Administration, his agency is ready to implement the program.

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