|Rep. Mike Ritze|
Pseudoephedrine is a key ingredient in the manufacturing of the illegal drug Meth.
Legislation is pending in the legislature that seeks to require a prescription for the sale of products containing pseudoephedrine. Recently some communities in eastern Oklahoma have passed ordinances restricting the sale of medicines containing the ingredient to prescription only.
The manufacturing and use of Meth in Oklahoma is destroying lives, families and property and is a serious problem for law enforcement. But many are concerned that simply making pseudoephedrine prescription only will do little to address the problem while increasing the cost of health care and inconveniencing people that regularly use these products appropriately.