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February 22, 2011

Arkansas on Friday became the fourth state this year to entertain making the popular decongestant pseudoephedrine available only by prescription.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Arkansas on Friday became the fourth state this year to entertain making the popular decongestant pseudoephedrine available only by prescription.

February 18, 2011

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee makes the third state this year, joining Kentucky and Nevada, that is considering state legislation to mandate the sale of pseudoephedrine as prescription-only. That could prove a big concern for the legitimate market for PSE products on account of the potential snowball effect such legislation could have on neighboring states. According to a government review staff in Kentucky, at least 97.8% of all PSE sales are bought for legitimate use.

February 4, 2011

Tennessee may be the next state to adopt an electronic tracking tool to enforce pseudoephedrine sales restrictions and combat methamphetamine production in real time.

NASHVILLE — Tennessee may be the next state to adopt an electronic tracking tool to enforce pseudoephedrine sales restrictions and combat methamphetamine production in real time.

January 14, 2011

The battle for the prescription status of methamphetamine precursor/popular cough-cold ingredient pseudoephedrine now is heating up in Kentucky, just a few days following a Nevada news report that suggested the state will be considering PSE prescription-only requirements just as soon as a bill is introduced by Nevada Sen. Sheila Leslie, D-Reno.

FRANKFORT, Ky. — The battle for the prescription status of methamphetamine precursor/popular cough-cold ingredient pseudoephedrine now is heating up in Kentucky, just a few days following a Nevada news report that suggested the state will be considering PSE prescription-only requirements just as soon as a bill is introduced by Nevada Sen. Sheila Leslie, D-Reno.

January 13, 2011

Nevada Sen. Sheila Leslie, D-Reno, is working with Carson City district attorney Neil Rombardo on introducing a bill to require a prescription for pseudoephedrine as a tool to cut down on illicit methamphetamine production, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported Wednesday evening.

LAS VEGAS — Nevada Sen. Sheila Leslie, D-Reno, is working with Carson City district attorney Neil Rombardo on introducing a bill to require a prescription for pseudoephedrine as a tool to cut down on illicit methamphetamine production, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported Wednesday evening.

December 3, 2010

The forward-looking vision employed by Gov. Jay Nixon in exploring “next steps” in fighting methamphetamine abuse before even the last step has been put into place and enacted is, in a matter of speaking, extremely short-sighted. It doesn’t even make fiscal sense, because the National Precursor Log Exchange will do more to curb many of the costs associated with fighting meth addicts without conversely increasing the costs associated with fighting a cold. And truth be told, there are probably a lot more stuffy heads in Missouri than there are meth addicts.

WHAT IT MEANS AND WHY IT'S IMPORTANT — The forward-looking vision employed by Gov. Jay Nixon in exploring “next steps” in fighting methamphetamine abuse before even the last step has been put into place and enacted is, in a matter of speaking, extremely short-sighted. It doesn’t even make fiscal sense, because the National Precursor Log Exchange will do more to curb many of the costs associated with fighting meth addicts without conversely increasing the costs associated with fighting a cold.

December 1, 2010

Gov. Jay Nixon, D-Mo., on Tuesday campaigned for a sweeping expansion of efforts to battle methamphetamine, including legislation that would make Missouri the third state in the nation to require a prescription for the cough-cold ingredient pseudoephedrine.

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (Dec. 1) Gov. Jay Nixon, D-Mo., on Tuesday campaigned for a sweeping expansion of efforts to battle methamphetamine, including legislation that would make Missouri the third state in the nation to require a prescription for the cough-cold ingredient pseudoephedrine.

It’s not a new issue for the Show Me State — several local municipalities that fall between St. Louis and the Missouri capital of Jefferson City last year passed local ordinances that required prescriptions for PSE products.

October 4, 2010

Arkansas state police apprehended and arrested a methamphetamine ring, which had been attempting to acquire...

September 22, 2010

Chain pharmacy leaders on Wednesday hailed the passage in the House of Representatives of three...

ALEXANDRIA, Va. Chain pharmacy leaders on Wednesday hailed the passage in the House of Representatives of three industry-backed bills to help remedy prescription medication abuse and diversion.

 

September 7, 2010

The Consumer Healthcare Products Association is slated to testify Wednesday before an Indiana legislative committee...

August 22, 2010

The industry-supported Combat Meth-amphetamine Enhancement Act, H.R. 2923, passed muster at the House Committee on...

July 18, 2010

The Consumer Healthcare Products Association in June commended the California Senate Public Safety Committee for...

June 23, 2010

The Consumer Healthcare Products Association on Tuesday commended the California Senate Public Safety Committee for...

June 6, 2010

Did the Combat Meth Act of 2005 not go far enough? Should the common and...

May 31, 2010

Former White House drug policy spokesman Robert Weiner and Jonathan Battaglia, a policy analyst at...

May 16, 2010

Electronic tracking or prescription-only? That’s the question that vexed Congressional leaders last month as they...

March 30, 2010

The Consumer Healthcare Products Association on Tuesday expressed its support for Alabama law HB 528,...

March 22, 2010

Kansas announced last week that it will be the fifth state to implement the National...

March 8, 2010

Missouri has selected the National Precursor Log Exchange to serve as its statewide, real-time electronic...

February 17, 2010

The Oklahoma House Public Safety Committee voted on Wednesday to create a state registry of...

January 31, 2010

The Consumer Healthcare Products Association on Saturday announced a legislative line for consumers to call...

January 21, 2010

Four Mississippi legislators earlier this month added the Magnolia State as one of those states...

November 19, 2009

In a nutshell, this program gives any legislative body — state or local — debating...

NEW YORK In a nutshell, this program gives any legislative body — state or local — debating around whether a prescription ought to be required in the purchase of a pseudoephedrine product one less reason to pull the trigger on that decision. And it’s a pretty big reason. Before, the argument could be made that implementing a program like NPLEx was prohibitive because of the associated cost.

October 25, 2009

A white donkey painted in black stripes does not a zebra make. In fact, all...

NEW YORK A white donkey painted in black stripes does not a zebra make. In fact, all you really have is a donkey and a whole lot of paint. Something similar could be said here, because a 92% reduction in PSE sales does not correlate with a 92% reduction in the number of meth addicts cruising the streets.

 

The fact is a 92% reduction in PSE sales doesn’t add up to much of anything positive.

 

 

October 18, 2009

There is a big danger here, and it’s a danger that has less to do...

NEW YORK There is a big danger here, and it’s a danger that has less to do with the neighborhood meth addict in search of pseudoephedrine, and more to do with appropriate access to medicines and who gets to be the gatekeeper to that access. Because not only will a prescription-only PSE restrict consumer access to a legitimate nonprescription cough-cold ingredient, but if successfully mandated by the local government, it also has the potential to limit legitimate access to just about any cost-saving OTC medicine and for just about any reason.