Bill on Meth Ingredients Gets Final Approval

FEBRUARY 21, 2005 - Posted at 2:34 p.m. CST

LITTLE ROCK, AR - Legislation aimed at curbing the manufacture of methamphetamine in Arkansas is headed to the governor's desk.

The Senate today gave final approval of a House amendment to a bill that would put some cold medications that can be ingredients to the highly addictive stimulant behind pharmacy counters.

Pharmacists would also log names of the people who bought the cold medicines.  Sale of the drug pseudoephedrine and others would be restricted.

Both houses have already approved the bill.  The amended version goes to the governor for his signature.

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