In response, the American Civil Liberties Union is threatening to sue state officials. Last year, more than 900 newborns were dependent on drugs in Tennessee.
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Cold medicine would become a little tougher to come by under a law proposed by Governor Bill Haslam on Thursday. But in his effort to crackdown on meth cooks in Tennessee, Haslam is stopping short of what police really want.
Whether or not to mandate prescriptions for cold medicine used to make methamphetamine is a debate being revived in the Tennessee legislature, which reconvenes this week. The latest study suggests lawmakers may have to go with their gut.
In recent months roughly a dozen cities have passed laws to make it harder to get pseudoephedrine.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is gearing up for another push to require prescriptions for cold medicine used to make methamphetamine. One lawmaker is asking the TBI if this is a fight worth having.
State lawmakers are looking for some way to slow methamphetamine production without requiring a prescription for the key ingredient.
With meth lab busts in Tennessee on the rise again, one state lawmaker wants to require prescriptions for the so-called “precursors” found in cold medicine. Pharmacists and drug companies are already lining up to keep pseudoephedrine available over the counter.
Two men responsible for a meth-related explosion in the parking lot of a Nashville Wal-Mart have been sentenced to more than seven years in prison. Both pleaded guilty to their roles in a methamphetamine manufacturing conspiracy.
Tennessee’s persistent methamphetamine problem has spawned competing proposals in the state legislature, both from Republicans. The bills attempt to slow the sale of cold medicine for the purposes of cooking meth. But they get there in very different ways. Knoxville News Sentinel’s Capitol Hill reporter, Tom Humphrey, joins Blake Farmer to explain. The Sentinel chronicled Tennessee’s meth crisis in its five-day series called “Shake, Bake and Boom.”
Infighting continued at the Tennessee state legislature Monday over what to do about an increase in illegal methamphetamine production.
Drug companies and pharmacists are trying to head-off a prescription requirement for certain cold medicines in Tennessee. The anti-prescription group wants instead to create a new tracking system for the sale of drugs like Sudafed.