Wednesday, February 29, 2012

For The Cold Sufferers

You might have heard that a number of states have been trying to reduce the supply of methamphetamine by requiring a physician's prescription for the formerly over- the- counter drug, pseudoephedrine.

Drug warriors claim that policy has had the desired effect. Others claim the reduction in meth labs is simply a trend that's occurring even in states without the prescription requirement. Regardless, we can be sure of more and more states will consider the prescription requirement whether it's effective, or not.

But fear not, cold sufferers. Here's instructions (warning: pdf file) for making increasingly hard to get pseudoephedrine from readily available street meth. Making your own may be the only way to get the stuff in a few years.

Hat tip to Radley Balko for the link.


At 11:26 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ugh. Woke up with plugged sinuses this morning. Stopped off at the CVS for DayQuil. Was forced to hand over my driver's license and sign an electronic pad to get my medicine. Yikes.

At 1:44 PM, Blogger Fred Mangels said...

You probably got off fairly easy, at least for now. In some states, people have been arrested for innocently buying more than they're supposed to, among other things. Every now and then Radley Balko reports some of the horror stories on his blog.


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