Indiana Statehouse passes plan to restrict cold medicine purchases

A possible new law that would further restrict how much cold medicine you can buy passed the Indiana Statehouse Monday.

If signed by Governor Pence, the law would limit the amount of medicine with ephedrine or pseudoephedrine you can buy in a year without a prescription.

Right now, you can get about 7 grams per month. The new law would limit that to about 5 grams.

The law would also require stores that sell single doses to use the same tracking system pharmacies use.

Ephedrine and pseudoephedrine are key ingredients in methamphetamine.


12 Comments to “Indiana Statehouse passes plan to restrict cold medicine purchases”

    Adlai said:
    March 25, 2013 at 11:20 PM

    Just love how our government try's to control us. Why can't they find something else's better to do with there time.

    Carolyn grieves said:
    March 25, 2013 at 11:38 PM

    We need to penalize the criminals no the law abiding citizens.

    Jeannette Michel said:
    March 26, 2013 at 12:12 AM

    Please don't sign this bill Governor Pence, this will not stop the criminals.. all this will do is hurt the law abiding citizens that need the medicine to get better. It's already bad enough, you buy medicine and take it the way it is suppose to be taken and run out before you can buy anymore.. Also with the cold and flu season that we have had people are in need of the meds. If the criminals was it, they will find a way to get around your bill and continue what they are doing. Please find another way.

    C k Keesling said:
    March 26, 2013 at 2:48 AM

    We can't always afford to go to the doctor , I don't find this medicine too strong, if not this drug it will be another someone would abuse, please Mr Governor loosen the noose. Putting medicine behind the counter is tough enough. Thanks! Also this medicine is reasonably priced.

    Mr. BR said:
    March 26, 2013 at 6:33 AM

    Thanks for the penalty @$$hats.

    John Howard said:
    March 26, 2013 at 7:45 AM

    If they pass this into law we must all go down to the statehouse and sneeze on every doorknob we can find.

    RaptorFortyFive said:
    March 26, 2013 at 7:51 AM

    This isn't going to do anything to reduce crime. Wasted effort and wasted paper.

    Hisenberg said:
    March 26, 2013 at 9:41 AM

    I don't need a recipe to make meth from Sudafed. Thanks to government nannies who think the solution to a problem is to punish law-abiding citizens, I can't get enough Sudafed to make any meth. What I really need is a recipe to turn metn back into Sudafed. This cold and flu season is killing me!

    Common Sense said:
    March 26, 2013 at 9:43 AM

    @RaptorFortyFive – Yes, it will reduce crime. Meth production in states where psuedoephidrine is strictly controlled has dropped tremendously.

      gsm said:
      March 26, 2013 at 10:02 AM

      At least some here is getting the picture. Thanks RaptorFortyFive.

      Da Bodysnatcher said:
      March 26, 2013 at 11:34 AM

      Common Sense why do you say that. You know alot of Meth Heads? Wouldnt it make sense for a Government that passes laws then to give you the #'s to show these laws are working to justify they're job. I'm not a conspiricious but tell me my statement doesn't make sense!

    Da Bodysnatcher said:
    March 26, 2013 at 11:31 AM

    Man hope they dont put a monthly cap on Fruity Pebbles. I got to find me a supplier!