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Pseudoephedrine Bill Dead for this Year

A statehouse push to require a prescription for some over-the-counter cold remedies is dead for the year.

Oregon and Mississippi have required prescriptions for medication containing pseudoephedrine, a key ingredient in making meth.

Indiana cities and police agencies argue it‘s a tool they need too.

The Indiana Association of Cities and Towns says it cost more than five-million dollars last year to go after meth labs and clean up the toxic mess they leave behind.

But Michael Brady with the Indiana State Medical Association warns requiring prescriptions for Sudafed and similar products would drive patients‘ costs way up, and take doctors‘ time away from more serious ailments by flooding their calendars with new patients.