Come November, local pharmacies will begin offering a new decongestant — manufactured in Maryland Heights — that cannot be converted into meth.
“Dr. Gunn seems to think it would not be in our best interest because everyone would have access to it,” Dooley said.
Meth incidents rising in St. Charles Co. despite pseudoephedrine ban.
A St. Louis alderwoman is pushing for a city law requiring prescriptions for cold and allergy pills containing pseudoephedrine, a decongestant commonly used to make methamphetamine.
Charlie talks with Det. Darryl Balleydier and Joy Krieger about availability of pseudoephedrine for meth and woman’s 2nd arrest; with Dr. Jack Strauss about immigraiton in STL; with Tom Vollmer about court costs for not owing City Earnings Tax; with STL Cards Broadcaster Mike Shannon; with Eric Strand of Drury Hotels about his running accomplishments; and with Prof. Sriram Chellapan about how depressives surf the web.
Prescription requirements elsewhere drive cooks to the county
Could be in stores by summer
Scientists have a new form of pseudoephedrine that apparently can’t be used to make the dangerous and addictive drug.
State will set up database to track cold medicine sales.
Charlie talks with STL Cardinals Broadcaster Mike Shannon about his trip to the White House and Walter Reed Hospital in D.C. with the STL Cardinals. Also, he talks with Dr. Sue Berde, STL allergist, about requiring a prescription for cold medicines with pseudoephedrine.