Submitted by WIKY News on Mon, 01/27/2014 - 3:09pm
Efforts to require a prescription for some over-the-counter cold remedies are dead for another year. Pseudoephedrine is a key ingredient in making Sudafed and other cold remedies - and in making methamphetamine. Justin Swanson with the Indiana Association of Cities and Towns says it cost local governments five million dollars last year to go after meth labs and clean up the toxic mess they leave behind. But Michael Brady with the Indiana State Medical Association said requiring prescriptions for Sudafed and similar products would drive patients‘ costs up.