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.
Involves new warning posters, extending current cold-pill restrictions
Gary Huelsman of Catholic Social Services explains the Church’s position on no foster children for same-sex civil union couples…Ruth Ehresman of the Mo. Budget Project on state money moving from disabled/elderly to the St. Louis-China cargo hub…STL Cardinals Broadcaster Mike Shannon…SLSO President/CEO Fred Bronstein and Cellist Bjorn Ranheim on the 2011-2012 Symphony season…and, Sgt. Jason Grellner on high pseudoephredrine sales in Fenton, MO, where there is no prescription laws and methamphetamine epidemic is still rampant.
Franklin County narcotics officer Jason Grellner says in some cases, meth makers are driving busloads of people to St. Louis County to pill shop.
A prescription is now necessary in St. Charles County to purchase cold and allergy medicine containing pseudoephedrine.
To-date nearly 50 communities in Missouri have passed similar prescription laws.
“I have had discussions with our Council Council about this, and there’s some interest in it,” St. Louis County Police Chief Tim Fitch said.
The plan for prescription pseudoephedrine will be on the table Monday.
How you get your Sudafed, Allegra, Claritin and other cold pills will change in St. Charles County.