INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Gov. Mike Pence has signed proposals aimed at curbing methamphetamine manufacturing in Indiana.
One of those bills includes a measure that would allow pharmacy regulars to buy pseudoephedrine normally while allowing pharmacists to limit quantities of the cold medicine sold to unfamiliar customers without a prescription. Pseudoephedrine is a key ingredient in meth.
The bill saw fierce pushback from pharmaceutical manufacturers who fought any restrictions on pseudoephedrine. It ended up as a diluted version of legislation that would have required prescriptions for everyone seeking to buy the medicine.
Pence also signed a bill that would bar meth offenders from buying pseudoephedrine without a prescription.
Indiana has led the nation in meth lab seizures for three years in a row.