SB 0775 Creates the Missouri Office of Pharmaceutical Reporting
LR Number:3164S.01I Fiscal Note:3164-01
Committee:Aging, Families, Mental & Public Health
Last Action:01/08/04 - Second Read and Referred S Aging, Families, Mental & Journal page:S78
Public Health Committee
Effective Date:August 28, 2004
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Current Bill Summary

SB 775 - This act creates the Missouri Office of Pharmaceutical Reporting within the Department of Health and Senior Services.

The Office of Pharmaceutical Reporting must monitor data transmitted from pharmacies for any unusual or increased prescription rates, unusual types of prescriptions, or unusual trends in pharmacy visits occurring within 48 hours that could give rise to a public health emergency.

The electronic data processing system, currently used for record keeping by licensed pharmacies, must transmit to the Office of Pharmaceutical Reporting any of the following:

-Unusual increases in over-the-counter pharmaceuticals for conditions specified by the Department;

-Unusual increases in antibiotics;

-Prescriptions that treat an uncommon disease or are associated with bioterrorism.

The Office of Pharmaceutical Reporting is responsible for the inspection and investigation of any reported abnormalities. Local public health agencies and the Department of Homeland Security will be notified in a timely manner of any potential public health emergencies.

This act is similar to SB 185 (2003).