AAFA-STL is committed to shaping health policies that directly impact individuals with asthma and allergies.

Legislative Wins

We take pride in our achievements in the legislative arena. The following are some of the significant laws we have helped pass:

MO HB 11.528

Passed in 2015
This law lets health experts teach kids with severe asthma about their condition and check their homes for things that might make their asthma worse.

MO HB 1188

Passed in 2012
Thanks to this law, a school nurse or trained staff can give a student emergency asthma medicine if they’re having an asthma attack at school.

MO HB 922

Passed in 2009
This law makes sure schools have a plan to prevent and respond to allergies, especially dangerous food allergies.

Current Issues

Pseudoephedrine (PSE) is an ingredient found in many common over-the-counter cold and allergy medications and is also a key component in the manufacture of methamphetamine.

Local lawmakers are considering legislation that would require a doctor’s prescription to obtain these medications. We are opposed to such measures due to the significant burdens they would impose on patients and their families, including increased healthcare and fuel costs, extended wait times at the doctor’s office and lost wages due to time off work.

Our Proposal

We propose a real-time, stop-sale system. Missouri has been participating in the National Precursor Log Exchange (NPLEx), an electronic technology that immediately blocks the sale of PSE-containing products that exceed the legal limit. This system offers a more reasonable and appropriate approach to the methamphetamine problem in our state while maintaining consumer access to safe and effective cold and allergy medicines containing PSE.

Join Our Efforts

If you want to talk about a health policy issue that matters to you, please get in touch. We’re always here to listen and advocate for life-saving support.