Indiana Statehouse passes plan to restrict cold medicine purchases

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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.


  • Adlai

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

  • Jeannette Michel

    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

    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.

  • John Howard

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

  • Hisenberg

    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

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

    • Da Bodysnatcher

      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!

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