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Research Refutes Rx-Only Pseudoephedrine Requirements

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

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Research shows Rx requirements “do not effectively reduce methamphetamine’s overall impact on a given state,” CHPA President Scott Melville says. One study found Oregon’s Rx-only law has not dramatically reduced meth lab incidents compared to other states and the second showed the requirement would cost Oklahoma $59 million annually.

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