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  • Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Legislation Update

    Missouri recently became the final state to create a prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP). While Missouri’s PDMP is just getting started, several states spent time this year making changes to laws surrounding their programs. As PDMPs evolve from a law enforcement tool to an instrument used by state health departments to tackle the opioid crisis, ASTHO will continue to monitor the changes state legislatures make to enhance them.

  • Member Spotlight: Mylynn Tufte

    In February 2017, Mylynn Tufte was appointed state health officer of The North Dakota Department of Health by Gov. Doug Burgum.

  • States Explore Approaches to Reduce Consumption of Sugar-Sweetened Beverages

    States Explore Approaches to Reduce Consumption of Sugar-Sweetened Beverages.