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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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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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Pharmacies Use New System to Track Pseudoephedrine Sales

by / on December 29, 2011

Starting Sunday, Tennessee pharmacies will be tracking sales of pseudoephedrine electronically, in real time. It’s the key ingredient in cold medicines like Sudafed and Dimetapp, but it’s also used to make methamphetamine.

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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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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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