Sudafed prohibition turns cold sufferers into criminals
SUDAFED is not loaded gun. Don Suber looks at a new kind of prohibition:
West Virginia is not the only place in the United States where law enforcement officials are blaming the law-abiding people for a meth problem that already has pushed behind-the-counter Sudafed and other pseudoephedrine-based over-the-counter medications. You have to sign a log and you are limited as to how many Sudafed packets you can have. It is like buying rubbers in the old days.
This is akin to gun control
In 2005, West Virginia adopted these restrictions under the promise that this would end the meth labs. The meth labs grew. Now the state government wants more control — more regulations — more pushing around people whose only “crime” is to have a cold or allergy.
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Image: Pharmacist Gary Lundgren holds a Sudafed in Central Drugs Tuesday, June 27, 2006, in Portland, Ore. Buyers of any medicines containing the decongestant pseudoephedrine or two similar ingredients will need a prescription in Oregon beginning Saturday as the state becomes the first to go that far to keep the pills from home meth labs. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)