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Letter: Oppose law requiring prescriptions for PSE meds

4.10.15 –Seth Powell, The Greenville News

The production and distribution of methamphetamine in South Carolina is an ongoing problem. Pending legislation in Columbia (H.3160) would make a main ingredient in the drug harder to obtain by requiring a prescription to purchase any medicine containing pseudoephedrine (PSE), such as Sudafed.

But H.3160 is heavy-handed and places the cost of compliance on non-abusers. Instead of a quick trip to the drug store, treating a runny nose would require scheduling a doctor’s appointment. This added regulation would cost hardworking families who play by the rules time and money. I urge our legislature to oppose H.3160.

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