Mo. House members seek new cold medicine limits 

In the face of the state's growing methamphetamine problem, Missouri lawmakers are again calling for limits on over-the-counter drugs that can be used to manufacture the illegal narcotic.

House member Stanley Cox introduced legislation this past week that would lower the monthly and annual limits on the amount of pseudoephedrine a person can buy. The limits would include purchases a person makes in another state.

Cox, a Sedalia Republican, also wants to require that people with felony drug convictions get a prescription before purchasing products that contain pseudoephedrine, which can be used as a key ingredient in meth.

The House passed legislation last year to make pseudoephedrine products available only by prescription for all consumers, but the measure saw heavy opposition from pharmaceutical groups and died in the Senate.

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Cold Medicine Limits bill HB1328

Online:

http://house.mo.gov

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