In recent months roughly a dozen cities have passed laws to make it harder to get pseudoephedrine.Read more ›
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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.Read more ›
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.Read more ›
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.”Read more ›
Infighting continued at the Tennessee state legislature Monday over what to do about an increase in illegal methamphetamine production.Read more ›
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.Read more ›