Kentucky police push for Rx-only PSE
This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet
Members of the Kentucky Narcotic Officers' Association lobby for a state law to limit sales of pseudoephedrine-containing products to prescription-only to curb the growth of methamphetamine labs. In the association newsletter, President Stanley Salyards, a Louisville Metro Police sergeant, says the federal Combat Methamphtamine Act is not working, pointing to national statistics showing the number of meth labs has been on the rise since 2006. In Kentucky, the number of labs grew 55 percent in 2008 and 2009. KNOA says Oregon's 2005 decision to make PSE available prescription-only has paid off, with a "dramatic" decrease in the number of labs there. The Consumer Healthcare Products Association hopes to dissuade states from the Rx-only route by operating an electronic system for states to track sales (1"The Tan Sheet" Oct. 26, 2009)
You may also be interested in...
Drug firms hope to dissuade states from moving drugs that contain methamphetamine precursors to prescription status by funding electronic systems to track nonprescription sales of the products
The Honest Company’s new digital and strategy chief joins from Amazon.com where he led development of home security systems and contactless, in-garage delivery for more than 50m Amazon Key customers. More cosmetics people news, including new supply chain and sustainability leadership at the Independent Beauty Association.
Under new user fee agreement, sponsors will get at least 60-day notice when a pre-approval inspection is necessary; regulators and manufacturers hope increased communications will lead to more efficient reviews.