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.