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Gov. Greitens Appoints New Member to State Medical Licensing Board Targeting Problem Opioid Prescribers


Missouri Governor Eric Greitens  has appointed  his first member of the state's medical licensing board as his administration works to get a database off the ground that can identify problem opioid prescribers. 
 Dr. Katherine Mathews will start working on the board immediately but will have an official confirmation hearing in the Missouri senate in January. 
Mathews said she is prepared to discipline other doctors. Previous board decisions drew concerns that the board goes too easy on doctors. In August, licenses were restored on a restricted basis for two physicians with felony convictions related to misuse of prescription opioids. An official says other appointments will be coming.

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