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Oregon Looking At Sudafed Bill

SALEM, Ore. (AP) - Oregon could become the first state in the country to require a prescription for certain cold medicines.

Pseudoephedrine is an ingredient in popular over-the counter medicines such as Sudafed and Sinutab.

And it's used to make methamphetamine, an illegal and powerfully addictive drug. Supporters of a bill that has passed in the House say they also expect it to pass in the Senate.

The measure already has the support of Governor Ted Kulongoski (koo-luhn-GAH'-skee).

Opponents of the measure say it's too radical -- and claim the public won't support the additional restrictions.

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