Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Jackson County Exec Frank White Statement On Missouri Prescription Drug Database



The Missouri Guv made a bold move to fight opioids in the Show-Me State and here's the interesting reaction from the Courthouse that offers an important juxtaposition.

Checkit:

Jackson County Executive Responds to Governor’s Statewide PDMP Announcement

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Jackson County Executive Frank White, Jr. has issued the following statement following the executive order by Governor Greitens to establish a statewide Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP).

“The opioid epidemic is wreaking havoc on our neighborhoods, taking lives and tearing families apart. We agree that something needs to be done to stop it and that’s what we did. In 2016, Jackson County took action to create a PDMP in partnership with St. Louis County.”

“We will review the Governor’s executive order, but it will not stop us from doing the life-saving work to combat prescription drug abuse. We owe that to the citizens of our community.”
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9 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Wouldn't White be more effective if he addressed an issue that he can actually do something about?
Like direct the $20 million/year that the COMBAT tax raises for DRUG TREATMENT into more effective and accountable programs than the insider slush fund that it currently is?
What passes for local "leadership" constantly talks about what other people should do, while ignoring their own responsibilities.
Maybe next he can complain about the criminal justice system while ignoring the catastrophe that the Jackson County jail represents.

Anonymous said...

Heroin was a major problem 45-50 years ago. But after seeing the results even the idiots stayed away from it. Another generation will learn the hard way.

Anonymous said...

Maybe Frank ought to review it first, then speak. What the hell does he mean "it won't stop us" when the Gov's ought to help?

Anonymous said...

He has not a clue how to do that job he needs to just say nothing instead of a completely senseless press release like that.

Anonymous said...

^^^Except 7:29AM that it is not the younger generation that is falling to this crisis. It's typically white males age 30-to-50.

Anonymous said...

Heroin was the major problem before these men were born or when they were small children. So they never saw the devastation first hand. The only good thing to come out of this is they will be an example to the next generation. Seeing friends and family die is a bigger deterrent than all the laws combined.

Still waiting to see if all the toothless tweakers can deter another generation of meth heads.

Anonymous said...

Lets fuck every working citizen in the ass and raise his property taxes just so junkies can drive five miles into an adjacent county and pick up their drugs at Kmart. Fucking genius. Yor tax dollars at work.

Anonymous said...

When I got opiodes after a surgery, I was everybody's new best friend. I couldn't take them (upset my digestive system), and eventually got rid of them. But I could not believe the number of people who wanted them. Just take Tylenol now.

Anonymous said...

fuck frank white