Indiana lawmakers advance tighter cold meds limits

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Consumers would face tighter limits on the quantities they could buy of cold and allergy pills often used to make methamphetamine under a proposal approved by Indiana lawmakers.

The House voted 91-1 Monday in favor of the bill that would limit the annual purchase of pseudoephedrine-based products to about 61 grams a person. That's about an eight-month supply of the current law's monthly limit.

Supporters say the new limits will make it more difficult for meth makers to obtain the medications without penalizing people who need them for legitimate health reasons.

Several mayors and police groups have pushed for state law to require a doctor's prescription to buy the medicines, but the bill doesn't take that step.

The state Senate previously approved a similar version of the proposal.


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