New Alabama Law Helps Curb Methamphetamine Production

Bag of meth

The Decatur Daily recently reported that Alabama lawmakers have taken a new step to curb methamphetamine production in the state. New laws require that every purchase of cold medication that contains pseudoephedrine be recorded in a multi-state database. Those wishing to manufacture methamphetamine can obtain precursor chemicals by buying as much cold medication as legally permitted, then extracting the pseudoephedrine from the pills or liquid. They then use this chemical to manufacture methamphetamine, usually in small batches.

Methamphetamine addiction sends more than a thousand people to Alabama drug abuse rehab programs nearly every year.

Currently, it is legal to buy a pseudoephedrine-containing product over the counter but this may end. Lawmakers stated that if this new law is ineffective in combating meth production in Alabama, they may then begin requiring prescriptions for the purchase of any product that contains pseudoephedrine. Many pharmacists agree that requiring a prescription may be the only way to effectively limit the supply of pseudoephedrine to meth labs.

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