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TN Police Will ‘See What Happens’ With Haslam’s Meth Crackdown

TN Police Will ‘See What Happens’ With Haslam’s Meth Crackdown

by / on January 16, 2014

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. 

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Currently, Tennessee has a tracking system for medicine including the ingredient pseudoephedrine, though researchers say the system has been ineffective at reducing meth production. Credit: theloushe via Flickr

Would Prescriptions Slow Down Meth in Tennessee? Study Finds Tossup

by / on January 13, 2014

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.

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Pulaski Is Latest TN Town Requiring Prescription For Cold Meds Used to Make Meth

Pulaski Is Latest TN Town Requiring Prescription For Cold Meds Used to Make Meth

by / on October 22, 2013

In recent months roughly a dozen cities have passed laws to make it harder to get pseudoephedrine.

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Lawmaker Warns TBI To Think Twice About Push To Make Cold Meds Rx-Only

by / on July 31, 2013

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.

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Avoiding Prescriptions for Cold Medicine

Avoiding Prescriptions for Cold Medicine

by / on February 13, 2013

State lawmakers are looking for some way to slow methamphetamine production without requiring a prescription for the key ingredient.

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Prescription Requirement for Pseudoephed Draws Instant Resistance

Prescription Requirement for Pseudoephed Draws Instant Resistance

by / on February 1, 2013

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.

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Meth Explosion Results in Jail Time

by / on August 15, 2011

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.

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Capitol Hill Conversation: Bills Diverge in How to Beat the State’s Meth Problem

Capitol Hill Conversation: Bills Diverge in How to Beat the State’s Meth Problem

by / on March 7, 2011

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.”

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Lawmakers Face Choice On How To Slow Meth Production

by / on February 14, 2011

Infighting continued at the Tennessee state legislature Monday over what to do about an increase in illegal methamphetamine production.

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Push Begins to Block Pseudoephedrine Prescriptions

by / on February 3, 2011

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.

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