While Missouri legislators continue their debate over pseudoephedrine (PSE) prescription laws, local political leaders and pharmacists across the state are taking their meth lab problem in to their own hands. As of June 2011, 40 Missouri cities and towns now require consumers to have a doctor’s prescription to buy pseudoephedrine and at least a dozen more cites and towns are expected pass similar legislation this summer. Additionally, 400 pharmacies in Missouri no longer sell pseudoephedrine to any consumer who does not have a doctor’s prescription for it.
A partial list of Missouri communities with PSE prescription laws include:
Cape Giradeau, Popular Bluff, Jackson, Cuba, Malden, Kennett, Union, New Haven, Washington, Gerald, Sullivan, Pacific, Mountain View, Byrnes Mill, Fredericktown, Belle, Portageville, Sikeston, Joplin, Piedmont, Potosi, Dexter, Eureka, Wildwood, Farmington, Desloge, Scott City, Doniphan, Perryville, and Caruthersville.