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Charleston Daily Mail
Pseudo issue wasted our legislative time
One of the wiser moves by the founders of this state was their insistence on a citizen legislature instead of a full-time body that would hang around the Capitol dreaming up ways to pester the public.
Mon Mar 10, 2014
Judge sets bail for codefendants in Waterville/Oakland meth case
When a confidential informant went to buy methamphetamine in Oakland using $100 supplied by drug agents, the girlfriend of a man facing charges as a trafficker said, "You have no idea how many calls we are getting for it."
Sat Mar 08, 2014
Counties would regulate meth meds under House bill
West Virginia's 55 counties would have the option to pass ordinances to reduce methamphetamine labs by requiring a prescription for cold medications used to make meth, under legislation up for a passage vote in the House of Delegates on Saturday.
WV House Gives Counties Power In Meth Fight
The West Virginia House of Delegate has passed legislation to allow county commissions to make drugs used to cook meth available by prescription only and to limit the amount of cold medicines that can be purchased each year.
Fri Mar 07, 2014
W.Va. House gives counties power in meth fight
The West Virginia House of Delegate passed legislation Friday to allow county commissions to make drugs used to cook meth available by prescription only and to limit the amount of cold medicines that can be purchased each year Del.
Wed Mar 05, 2014
House panel guts meth lab bill
Under pressure from drug industry lobbyists, a House of Delegates committee Tuesday night gutted a Senate bill that aims to reduce meth labs in West Virginia by requiring a prescription for cold medications that criminals use to make meth.
House panel sidetracks Haslam's anti-meth proposal
A House subcommittee Tuesday sidetracked Gov. Bill Haslam's anti-meth proposal while advancing a rival measure that would place lesser restrictions on buying cold and allergy medicines used to make the illegal drug.
Gail Kerr: Requiring prescription for meds makes sense in meth battle
Tennessee does not want to be No. 1 on this list. But we're about to be ranked atop the list for how much methamphetamine is used statewide, nosing Missouri out of the spot it has held for a decade.
WVa House panel limits cold medicine buys for meth
Consumers would be limited to buying 24 grams of cold medicine each year, half what's currently allowed, under legislation approved by lawmakers late Tuesday that is aimed at curbing methamphetamine production in West Virginia.
Tue Mar 04, 2014
Convicted Felons Would Need Prescriptions Under Amended House Meth Bill
The House Judiciary Committee passed a bill Tuesday night aimed at curbing meth making, but they made some major changes to the controversial bill.
Drug companies spend millions to lobby Tennessee
A majority of Tennesseans and law enforcement officials may favor requiring prescriptions for pseudoephedrine, but the idea is still a tough sell in the state legislature.
Sun Mar 02, 2014
In Carter County, fighting meth is a dirty and dangerous business
In the war on methamphetamine in this East Tennessee county, the man meth cooks fear the most is a 70-year-old, ex-General Motors exec who got bored with retirement.
Sat Mar 01, 2014
Pharma fighting W.Va. cold med push against meth
A sniffling, watery-eyed woman holding a tissue is becoming a familiar face for West Virginians who surf the web.
Fri Feb 28, 2014
Watertown Daily Times
Three charged in possession of meth making ingredients
Troopers charged David R. Woodward, 41, Heuvelton, Terry P. Pitts, 37, Lisbon, and Jordan M. Gleeson, 26, Heuvelton, each with felony criminal possession of precursors to manufacture methamphetamine.
Thu Feb 27, 2014
Legislative update - Miller
The House Health and Human Resources Committee continued to consider a bill that would regulate the state's water resources.
Wed Feb 26, 2014
Bill designed to reduce meth labs in W.Va.
A Bill that would demand a prescription for common cold relief products is being considered by lawmakers in West Virginia.
Tue Feb 25, 2014
Spirit of Jefferson Advocate
Drug trafficking penalty increased with additional prison time
The bill increases prison time from 1 year or more to up to 15 years. The bill states that individuals convicted of the felony charge may be fined up to $25,000.
Bluefield Daily Telegraph
Lawmakers: Amend Sudafed bill, don't punish law abiding citizens
A Mercer County delegate hopes to amend a bill that would require West Virginia residents to get a prescription for cold and allergy medications containing the drug pseudoephedrine, a substance used to manufacture methamphetamine.
Sat Feb 22, 2014
5 Ways to Unstuff a Stuffy Nose
Sure, it's not a medical emergency; but it is miserable. When you get an infection such as a cold, flu or sinus infection, the invading bacteria or viruses cause inflammation and swelling in the tissues lining the nose.
Wed Feb 19, 2014
CHPA Responds to Economic Impact Study on Prescription Requirement in WV
The study, which was supported by a grant from CHPA, examined the potential costs associated with a proposed prescription requirement for cold and allergy medicines containing pseudoephedrine-common products like Advil A Cold & Sinus, Claritin-D A , Mucinex A D, and Sudafed A .