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No plans for pseudoephedrine prescriptions in St. Louis Co.

No plans for pseudoephedrine prescriptions in St. Louis Co.

September 25th, 2012 in News

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.

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Information from: KMOX-AM, http://www.kmox.com