Missouri senator blocks prescription drug database

David A. Lieb of Associated Press reports:

A Missouri senator who is a family physician succeeded Thursday in scuttling legislation that would have authorized a government database to track people’s prescription drug purchases.

Republican Sen. Rob Schaaf and his allies led an eight-hour filibuster against the legislation, soliciting supportive emails and faxes that they read aloud on the Senate floor. They outlasted other disinterested senators who went home and eventually triumphed over the bill’s remaining backers.

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Wow. This is great news.  Read the full story for what Sen. Schaaf went through to get this bill killed for this legislative session.

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