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Arkansas e-tracking PSE

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

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Sales of OTC products containing pseudoephedrine across Arkansas are being tracked on a real-time statewide electronic logbook, state Attorney General Dustin McDaniel says June 4. Arkansas was among the states that imposed behind-the-counter sales of PSE-containing OTC products before the federal Combat Methamphetamine Epidemic Act of 2006 required all states to implement sales restrictions as least as stringent (1"The Tan Sheet" July 3, 2006, p. 7). However, Arkansas found paper logbooks ineffective against meth makers who stock up on PSE drugs by visiting multiple retailers. Federal legislation, S. 1276, to fund electronic logs for states has stalled in the Senate, but Arkansas and other states - including Iowa, Oklahoma and Tennessee - have implemented their own tracking systems (2"The Tan Sheet" March 19, 2007, p. 11)...

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