No plans for pseudoephedrine prescriptions in St. Louis Co.
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — St. Louis County may not be joining the growing list of Missouri counties requiring a prescription for cold and allergy pills containing pseudoephedrine.
Several counties and towns have turned to prescription laws in the battle against methamphetamine — pseudoephedrine is a precursor to the most common meth recipe.
But St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley told KMOX Radio (http://cbsloc.al/UPrrKn ) that he believes the current system of registering purchasers is enough.
Neighboring St. Charles County requires a prescription, but officials there say the effort is hurt because people can cross the Missouri River into St. Louis County and have easier access to pseudoephedrine.
Information from: KMOX-AM, http://www.kmox.com