Anti-meth bill passes Oklahoma Senate

By: From Wire Reports
By: From Wire Reports

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - A bill targeting the manufacture of methamphetamine by limiting the sales of an ingredient in the drug and creating an online system of monitoring the sales in Oklahoma and other states has passed the state Senate.

Pseudoephedrine is found in many common cold and allergy medications and is a key ingredient in meth. The bill limits the amount of pseudoephedrine that a person is allowed to purchase monthly to the recommended monthly dosage - about two-and-a-half boxes.

It also requires pharmacies to have an online system connected with systems in other states to track sales of the drug and prevent individuals from purchasing more than the allowed amount.

It now goes back to the House for final consideration before being sent to the governor.

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  • by Erin Location: Burneyville, OK on Apr 19, 2012 at 10:08 AM
    How do you get a half box? Where do they even come up with this? It's either 2 boxes or 3. You can not get a half box.
  • by Jon Location: Denison on Apr 18, 2012 at 08:22 PM
    not good news for people with a lot of allergies like mine espeically this time of the year when we get a lot of headaches along with the allergies.2 and half boxes a month is bad news for people with allergies. great news for monitoring the drug war though.
  • by tiffiny Location: oklahoma on Apr 18, 2012 at 07:20 PM
    They will still get it no matter what law is passed
  • by CONCERNED CITIZEN Location: ON EARTH on Apr 18, 2012 at 04:34 PM
    GREAT EVERY THING THAT CAN BE DONE NEEDS TO BE DONE TO STOP ALL OF THIS DANGEROUS DRUGS THAT ARE KILLING AND DESTROYING LIVES!!
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