Whether you will still be able get a popular decongestant in Missouri without a prescription could boil down to whom lawmakers believe:
The manufacturers who make pseudoephedrine — or the cops who want to make it harder to get.
Even though a bill has yet to be introduced in the Missouri General Assembly to return pseudoephedrine to its pre-1976 prescription-only status, both sides have begun to muster arguments and support.
A recent poll, paid for by a pharmaceutical trade association, found strong opposition nationwide for taking pseudoephedrine from behind the counter and putting it behind a prescription wall.
About the same time, a federal drug advisory panel reported growing support in the Missouri law enforcement community for requiring a doctor’s approval before a patient can buy the drug.
Many law enforcement officers now believe that more pseudoephedrine sold in Missouri is used to make meth than to treat cold symptoms, a notion that the pharmaceutical industry disputes.
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