INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana legislators are poised to start debates on how to combat growing methamphetamine production in Indiana, but adding a prescription requirement for one of the illegal drug’s key ingredients is off the table.
House Public Health Committee Chairwoman Cindy Kirchhofer says she won’t bring up a bill to require a prescription for cold medicine that contains pseudoephedrine. The Beech Grove Republican cites a lack of support for the measure.
Senate Corrections and Criminal Law Committee Chairman Michael Young of Indianapolis says his committee also will not hear the proposal.
In previous years, the requirement has been the subject of tense debate.
House Speaker Brian Bosma last fall endorsed the prescription requirement, but this week said he was open to other options for fighting meth production.