Senate Meth Fight Pits Rx-Only Pseudoephedrine Against E-Tracking Option
This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet
The debate over how best to keep methamphetamine precursors from diversion to illicit drug labs is coming to a head as lawmakers stake out positions and legislation to restrict nonprescription access to pseudoephedrine waits in the wings
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A lapse in CVS' tracking of methamphetamine precursor purchases cost the drugstore chain $75 million in civil penalties and could bolster arguments that pseudoephedrine should be available by prescription only
Legislation to bolster existing methamphetamine prevention regulations got a push from a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee July 22 after lying dormant for a year