Crystal City Requires Prescription for Pills Containing Pseudoephedrine

Crystal City, Mo. (KMOX)  While  Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster pushes state lawmakers to approve legislation requiring a prescription for cold and allergy medications that contain an ingredient used to make methamphetamine, cities across the state are passing their own laws.

The most recent is Crystal City.  Monday night members of the city council voted in favor of a measure requiring a doctor’s prescription for all medicine containing the ingredient pseudoephedrine. 

In late July, the St. Charles County Council voted on a similar proposal to require a prescription for drugs containing pseudoephedrine.

To-date nearly 50 communities in Missouri have passed similar prescription laws, including Festus, Herculaneum, De Soto, Wildwood, Ellisville and Eureka.

There is currently group of health professionals and police studying the possibility of imposing such a law in St. Louis County.  

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