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Iowa to track meth precursors

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

Executive Summary

Gov. Chet Culver (D) signs a law establishing a real-time electronic repository to monitor sales of ephedrine- and pseudoephedrine-containing products in Iowa. Senate File 237, enacted March 25 and effective July 1, makes Iowa the seventh state to mandate electronic logbooks for purchases of nonprescription methamphetamine precursors, according to the National Association of Chain Drug Stores. Oklahoma, Arkansas, Kentucky and West Virginia actively track PSE sales. Hawaii and Missouri have approved but have yet to implement systems. The Kansas Senate has approved an electronic logbook bill (1"The Tan Sheet" March 16, 2009, In Brief)

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