Michigan Gov. Whitmer OKs bill to bar sale of cough suppressant to minors

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Published: Nov. 15, 2019 at 7:27 AM EST
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Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has signed legislation to prohibit the sale of an over-the-counter cough suppressant to minors unless they have a prescription.

The restriction on dextromethorphan will take effect next July. Dextromethorphan, or DXM, is found in many cough and cold medicines but has been abused by teenagers seeking a hallucinogenic high.

Retailers selling the over-the-counter drug will be required to ask for ID unless a customer appears to be at least 25 years old.

People who sell DXM-containing products to youth under age 18 and minors who buy them will face civil fines.

Whitmer signed the bill Thursday.



House Bill 4412:

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11/14/2019 11:18:41 PM (GMT -5:00)

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