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.