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Senate Panel Takes Up Bill To Curb Indiana Meth Production

2.10.15 – Lauryn Schroeder , Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Drug offenders could have a harder time purchasing common cold and allergy medicine under a proposed bill discussed by an Indiana Senate committee Tuesday.

Corrections and Criminal Law Committee members considered a bill that would require someone with a felony drug conviction to get a prescription before purchasing medicine containing pseudoephedrine, a key ingredient in making methamphetamine.

The measure is one of many in recent years aimed at curbing the state’s meth problem, specifically how to curtail meth-making activities without compromising the rights of law-abiding citizens who legally obtain and use the over-the-counter cold and sinus medications.

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