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Pseudoephedrine Prescription Requirement Advocated by Prosecutors


To reduce the number of methamphetamine labs in the state, Oklahoma prosecutors are asking lawmakers to make the tablet form of pseudoephedrine a prescription drug.

A common drug found in cold and allergy medication, pseudoephedrine is used to make methamphetamine.

Tulsa World reports that all of the state’s 27 district attorneys back the proposal. However, a measure making the pill for a prescription didn’t make it through a Senate subcommittee last week. Other measures are awaiting a House committee. 

One district attorney, Tim Harris, from Tulsa County, said it will take “political courage” to get the measure passed.

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