Proposed bill could make getting cold meds harder

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (February 15, 2015) — A proposed bill could make buying cold medicine more difficult.

The Senate corrections and criminal law committee is considering a bill that would require courts to report felony drug convictions to an electronic system.

Those on the list would need a prescription to buy cold medicine with a key meth ingredient.

A proposed amendment would make pseudoephedrine prescription only for everyone.

Supporters believe it will lessen Indiana’s meth problems.

Others argue it would burden doctors during busy cold and flu seasons.