Bill would restrict access to common cold remedy
Getting a popular pill for the common cold could become a headache under a proposed Ohio bill. Many over-the-counter decongestants are based on the ingredient pseudoephedrine.
Unfortunately, as well as clearing the nasal passages, it's a key ingredient for the illegal home-made drug methamphetamine. Senator John Carey Junior, a Republican from rural Wellston in southern Ohio, wants drugs whose main ingredient is pseudoephedrine moved behind the pharmacy counter. People would be restricted to buying two packages at a time. An even stricter bill is being discussed in Congress. Other laws have been aimed at ingredients for meth labs.