New Meth Law Considered
Updated: Friday, December 14 2012, 07:09 AM EST
Some North Carolina lawmakers want to require a prescription for cold medicines that contain an ingredient used to make methamphetamine.
Right now, medicine with pseudoephedrine is placed behind the counters at pharmacies. To make it even more difficult to cook meth, a legislative panel is now proposing a prescription for medicines like Sudafed.
Some pharmacists say that might be too costly and too inconvenient for people. Kim Ferguson of Kim’s Pharmacy in Waynesville says pharmacies already enter customers into a national database to prevent sales of medicines like Sudafed to people in large quantities.
Oregon and Mississippi already have laws requiring prescriptions to buy medicines with pseudoephedrine.
By Rex Hodge