West Virginia: The House of Delegates and the Senate Judiciary Committee have both approved a bill that will make pseudoephedrine a prescription drug. The prescription pseudoephedrine law will now head to the full Senate.
Opponents of the legislation, not surprisingly, are pseudoephedrine manufacturers and the retailers association who are profiting from the sale of pseudoephedrine. Other opponents include those who don’t think they should have to pay for a doctor’s office visit and a prescription to get pseudoephedrine.
Supporters of the bill include law enforcement agencies who see the devastating impact that meth manufacturing is taking on the citizens that they have pledged to protect and to serve.
So far, only Oregon and Mississippi have implemented pseudoephedrine prescription laws, but the results have been impressive. After passing pseudoephedrine prescription laws, both states have witnessed a significant drop in meth lab seizures.
Smail, Nate. “Prescription Bill Gains Approval.” Welcome to WDTV Live Local News. 08 Mar. 2011. Web. 08 Mar. 2011.