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Bill Allowing Pharmacists To Deny Pseudoephedrine Sales Passes Committee
Updated February 23, 2016 1:20 PM
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(INDIANAPOLIS) - A measure aimed at making it harder to produce meth just barely passed out of committee Monday morning in Indianapolis.

Before, the focus has been requiring a prescription for all pseudoephedrine purchases, and that's yet to go far in session. This time around, the focus is on the pharmacists and using their discretion on who to sell to.

Prosecutors say the tougher meth bills haven't passed because those regulations would affect everyone. The version that barely squeaked out of committee would not.

Most people wouldn't even notice the changes.

The latest version focuses on pharmacists denying the sale of pseudoephedrine, based on their personal judgement, to the person standing on the other side of the counter.

Pharmacist who have been on board with Senate Bill 80 say they can see the signs when someone is buying pseudoephedrine to make meth: peering behind the pharmacy counter, asking for the highest dosage, and making multiple purchases in the same hour.

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