Indiana House Approves Cap on Ephedrine/Pseudoephedrine Purchases
A House committee has unanimously recommended a yearly cap on purchases of cold remedies containing Ephedrine and Pseudoephedrine, while rejecting the possibility of even tougher limits.
The mayors of Evansville, Muncie, Plymouth and Warsaw traveled to the statehouse to tell legislators they‘d support requiring a prescription for Sudafed or other medications containing Ephedrine or Pseudoephedrine.
The chemical is the critical ingredient in methamphetamine, which mayors say is devouring their public-safety budgets.
Mayors say cleaning up a single meth lab costs anywhere from 100-thousand to 350-thousand dollars, and requires pulling police officers away from other duties for hours at a time to supervise the cleanup site.