Friday, March 28, 2014

Tennessee governor's anti-meth bill, to limit purchases of pseudoephedrine, starts to move

Gov. Bill Haslam
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam's bill to fight methamphetamine makers and dealers, by limiting sales of cold medicine containing pseudoephedrine, was approved Wednesday by the House Criminal Justice Committee. The measure, which is expected to pass the House but could run into problems in the Senate, would limit the purchase of tablets to 48 a month and 240 a year without a prescription.

Some senators have said they want to require a prescription for purchases, or declare the medicine a controlled substance, but "House Majority Leader Gerald McCormick (R-Chattanooga) said he would pull the bill back from a final vote rather than allow a prescription requirement," Chas Sisk reports for The Tennessean.

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