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Bill Would Limit Access To Cold Medicine

2.9.15 – Jim Shella, WISH

This article also appeared in WLFI

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — The continuing methamphetamine problem in Indiana has lawmakers looking for new ways to limit access to pseudoephedrine, a common cold medicine that is used in making meth.

Sen. Mike Young (R-Indianapolis) is proposing a bill that would permit most people to buy cold medicines without a prescription while keeping it out of the hands of meth users.

“Any person convicted of a drug crime will have to get a prescription for seven years in order to get it,” Young said.

Dr. Pamela Galloway, a surgeon and former Wisconsin lawmaker, spoke at a news conference Monday.

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