Legislation to help Fibromyalgia patients has been introduced in the Missouri General Assembly. House Bill 2243, sponsored by Rep. Shalonn KiKi” Curls of Kansas City, would require the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services to create a Missouri Fibromyalgia Panel.
The panel would raise at least $50,000 to establish an information and outreach campaign that would focus on issues such as early diagnosis and treatment, prevention of complications and improving quality of life.
The panel also would work with other state and local agencies to promote Fibromyalgia training and education programs for physicians and other health professionals.
The bill includes provisions to allow health providers in certain cases to override restrictions imposed on drugs by pharmacy benefit managers.