January 6, 2015
As of September 30, 2006, it became somewhat more difficult for a person with a cold, and a lot
more difficult for persons desiring to make methamphetamine from decongestant ingredients,
to readily obtain adequate OTC cold medicine for their needs. This is due to a federal law to stop
the manufacture of methamphetamine in illegal meth labs found in homes, garages, or
basements. To achieve this objective, the new restrictions require customers to show a picture
ID to purchase cold medicine such as NyQuil Cold & Flu, Actifed Cold & Allergy, and Claritin- D.
These and similar decongestant products that contain drugs that can be converted into
methamphetamine must be kept behind the store counters in most states. Customers must
sign a logbook identifying what they purchased and where they live. The logbook remains on
file for two years. This law restricts purchase to 3-6 grams of product/day and 9 grams/ month.
In Oregon and Mississippi these medicines are only available by prescription.
Where It All Started
May 18, 2015
Philip Seymour Hoffman
May 4, 2015
April 20, 2015
Do You Really Know What Spice Is?
April 6, 2015
Is Ecstasy a Narcotic?
March 30, 2015
Rat Park Experiment
March 16, 2015
Long-term Consequences of Smoking Marijuana
March 3, 2015
What Are Controlled Substance Schedules?
February 17, 2015
February 3, 2015
Starting Over After Relapse
January 20, 2015
memory and learning
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