Mo. takes strides to create prescription drug database

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Missouri is one step closer to creating a prescription drug database. Missouri is currently the only state without one.

The goal of the database is to help prevent doctors, shoppers and addicts from getting multiple prescriptions.

Pharmacist Adam Emo said in his 12 years as a pharmacist he's seen  people who try to use the system to get their hands on powerful narcotics. Emo said they then sell drugs on the street or feed their own drug habits.

So far, Missouri senators have given initial approval for a prescription drug database.

The bill got more support than previous attempts because lawmakers cut down the number of days data is saved.

Opponents of the bill say they are still concerned about the security of the system and protecting privacy information.