Doctors, retailers support bill to limit ephedrine, pseudoephedrine sales

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Tougher laws to reduce the manufacture of methamphetamine could impact you the next you buy cold medicine.

Doctors and retailers say they’re behind the measure which would limit how many products containing ephedrine or pseudoephedrine you can buy each year. Both are common in drugs like Sudafed and both are often used to manufacture methamphetamine.

There is already a limit right now, but, the new law would bring it down to 61.2 grams per year. That’s about 11 boxes or eight months’ worth of the drugs.

A controversial part of the bill to make the medicine prescription only was taken out.

Legislators said the new limit would not inconvenience shoppers.

The Indiana House will vote on the bill later this week.

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