The Arkansas House has passed a pseudoephedrine bill (60-31) that gives pharmacists, not doctors, the responsibility of deciding which consumers have a medical need for products containing pseudoephedrine. Once the bill becomes law, pseudoephedrine buyers will also be required to present either an Arkansas ID or a military ID to a pharmacist. Pharmacy technicians, under the new law, will no longer be allowed to sell products containing pseudoephedrine to any consumer. The bill now heads to the Governor Mike Beebe for his final approval.
“AR House OKs Bill Pharmacist-only Pseudoephedrine – BusinessWeek.” Businessweek – Business News, Stock Market & Financial Advice. Associated Press, 16 Mar. 2011. Web. 17 Mar. 2011.