Tag Archives: pseudoephedrine

Drug Database Won’t Stop Meth Production or Use, Expert Says

Electronically tracking purchases of pseudoephedrine, a cold medicine used in making methamphetamine, will not stop production or use of meth, according to a drug policy expert. …

DEA Says New Cold Medicine Can be Used to Make Meth

The Drug Enforcement Administration said this week that a new cold medicine must be kept behind pharmacy counters because it can be used to make methamphetamine. The medicine, Zephrex-D, contains a new form of pseudoephedrine that the drug’s maker says is difficult to use to make meth. …

Pseudoephedrine Sales in Kentucky Linked with Meth Lab Busts

A new study in Kentucky links sales of cold medicine products containing pseudoephedrine, a key ingredient in methamphetamine, with meth lab busts. The study found each 13 grams of the decongestant sold per 100 residents was associated with one additional meth lab. …

South Asian Countries Big Players in Global Meth Market

South Asian countries, including Iran and Pakistan, are quickly establishing themselves as a major force in the global methamphetamine market, the Associated Press reports. …

Drug Company Says Its New Form of Pseudoephedrine Can’t Be Made Into Meth

A drug company says it has developed a formulation of the cold medicine pseudoephedrine that cannot be made into methamphetamine. …

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. …

Iowa Calls System to Reduce Sales of Meth Ingredient a Success

Iowa’s system to track and prevent sales of pseudoephedrine, a key ingredient of methamphetamine, has prevented more than 21,000 illegal purchases, a new report states. …

Mississippi Officials Says Pseudoephedrine Prescription Law Has Reduced Meth Labs

The Director of Mississippi’s Bureau of Narcotics says the state’s law requiring prescriptions for the cold medicine pseudoephedrine, the key ingredient in methamphetamine, has reduced the number of meth labs in the state. …

Kentucky Considers Requiring Cold Medicine Prescriptions to Thwart Meth Labs

Kentucky is considering whether to require prescriptions for cold medicines containing pseudoephedrine, the key ingredient in methamphetamine. …

Oklahoma Looks to Oregon Anti-Meth Law Requiring Prescriptions for Pseudoephedrine

Oklahoma is considering a law similar to one in Oregon that requires a prescription for the tablet form of pseudoephedrine, the key ingredient in methamphetamine. Since Oregon instituted the law in 2005, meth labs have almost disappeared from the state. …