Sale of Cold Tablets Restricted in OK

by TChris

If your allergies act up or you catch a cold in Oklahoma, you're going to need a picture ID to buy popular cold tablets. The Governor just signed a law requiring users of pseudoephedrine to purchase the medication from a pharmacist, who must keep a record of the sale that includes the buyer's signature. No more picking up a box of Sudaphed at the grocery store, unless you get it in liquid or gel capsule form.

Pseudoephedrine is used by do-it-yourself chemists to make methamphetamine, prompting Oklahoma to regulate its sale. The purchase of other items often used in the process of making meth -- including drain cleaner, antifreeze, iodine, and water -- has not yet been restricted.

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