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Missouri House Advances Opioid Bill

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The Missouri House is advancing a bill aimed at tackling the opioid crisis by limiting pain killer prescriptions.

The proposal would put a cap on painkiller prescriptions to seven day supplies for acute pain.

Cancer and hospice patients would be exempt, and doctors could write longer prescriptions if they deem it necessary.

Rolla Republican Rep. Keith Frederick's measure also would allow for drug take-back programs in the state.

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