Missouri the only state in the nation without a program to help avoid addiction to painkillers and other opioids.
Missouri the only state in the nation without a program to help avoid addiction to painkillers and other opioids. File photo The Kansas City Star
Missouri the only state in the nation without a program to help avoid addiction to painkillers and other opioids. File photo The Kansas City Star

Editorial: Missouri must stop stalling and combat prescription drug abuse

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