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Hurdles for PSE purchases in Louisiana bill

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

Executive Summary

Buying ephedrine- or pseudoephedrine-containing products in the state becomes more difficult under legislation introduced April 3 by Rep. Fred Mills, a Democrat from the Parks, La., area. House Bill 177 would require pharmacists to ask for photo ID and record the purchase of any methamphetamine precursor for entry into the pharmacy's dispensing information system. Given the "devastating effect" of meth on people in Louisiana, the bill says a pharmacist is best qualified to weigh the benefits of dispensing a precursor product against the risk of illegal use. The Missouri Senate recently rejected a measure that would have made cough/cold products with ephedrine or PSE available by prescription only (1"The Tan Sheet" March 16, 2009, In Brief)

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