Anti-meth measure clears Okla. Senate panel

By: From Wire Reports
By: From Wire Reports

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Cold and allergy sufferers in Oklahoma will have their identities and birth dates entered into a searchable database when they purchase certain cold medications under a bill approved by a Senate panel.

The Senate committee on Wednesday approved the bill that requires pharmacies to track sales of products containing pseudoephedrine, a key ingredient used to make methamphetamine. The names would be entered into a database searchable by law enforcement.

The measure also further restricts how much pseudoephedrine products a person can buy each month, from nine grams to 7.1 grams. A new daily limit of 3.4 grams also is put into place under the bill.

The proposal is a compromise after lawmakers killed separate measures that would have required a prescription to purchase products containing pseudoephedrine.



Senate Bill 2941:

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Sherman 4201 Texoma Pkwy (903) 892 -8123 Ardmore 2624 S. Commerce (580) 223-0946
Copyright © 2002-2016 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 144720575 -
Gray Television, Inc.