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Allergy Capitols

6.1.15 –  Angie Fox, West News Magazine

Recently I found out that St. Louis and Kansas City are considered by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America to be “allergy capitals” of the United States, places where it is “most challenging” to be an allergy sufferer.

As a Missouri resident and severe allergy sufferer, I rely on access to over-the-counter allergy products to make allergy season bearable.

Pseudoephedrine is a decongestant found in many popular over-the-counter medicines that some legislators want to make available only with a prescription because a small number of criminals misuse them to make meth. Thankfully, our state has already enacted laws that help stop these bad actors, including joining NPLEx, which tracks the sale of pseudoephedrine and does not allow these criminals to purchase more than what is allowed under the law.

Prescription requirements for pseudoephedrine would create an unbearable burden for law-abiding citizens like myself.

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