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Supports prescription database as tool to fight opioid abuse

Parson thinks the state is "long overdue" for a prescription-monitoring database for doctors. Missouri remains the only state without such a database, which proponents say helps cut down on opioids being sold on the street. "Not to be able to give these men and women behind me the opportunity to try to fix this problem or to fight crime" is setting back the fight against opioids, Parson said. "We know this is a serious problem, and we've got to give them every opportunity we can," he said.
Source: St. Louis Public Radio on 2020 Missouri gubernatorial race , Dec 5, 2018

Rate of opioid deaths decreasing but new ideas are needed

While the 2017 numbers of opioid related deaths increased from the 2016 numbers, the rate of increase in opioid deaths was reduced compared to the previous year. From 2015 to 2016 there was a 35% increase in opioid- or heroin-related deaths, but the 2016 to 2017 numbers increased by only 4.7%. Missouri is suffering through an opioid abuse crisis. "We must continue our efforts to find innovative solutions to combat and curb opioid abuse," said Governor Mike Parson.
Source: 2018 Missouri Governor office press release health.MO.gov , Jun 27, 2018

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Bevin(R) vs.Goforth(R,lost primary) vs.Adkins(D,lost primary) vs.Beshear(D) vs.Edelen(D,lost primary)
LA:
Edwards(D) vs.Rispone(R) vs.Abraham(R) vs.Kennedy(R,declined)
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Murphy(D) vs.Ciattarelli(R)
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MT: Bullock(retiring) vs.Fox(R) vs.Perry(R) vs.Gianforte(R) vs.Stapleton(R) vs.Olszewski(R) vs.Neill(D) vs.Schreiner(D)
NC: Cooper(incumbent) vs.Forest(R) vs.Holly Grange(R)
ND: Burgum(incumbent) vs.Michael Coachman(R)
NH: Sununu(incumbent) vs.Volinksy(D) vs.Dan Feltes(D)
PR: Rossello(D) vs.Wanda Vazquez Garced(D)
UT: Herbert(retiring) vs.Huntsman(R) vs.Cox(R) vs.Jeff Burningham(R)
VT: Scott(incumbent) vs.Rebecca Holcombe(D)
WA: Inslee(incumbent) vs.Bryant(R) vs.Fortunato(R)
WV: Justice(incumbent) vs.Folk(R) vs.Thrasher(R) vs.Vanover(D) vs.Smith(D) vs.Ron Stollings(D)
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