Police Officer Says RX is only meth fix

Police Officer Says RX is only meth fix

There are 9 comments on the WTHI-TV Terre Haute story from Jan 23, 2013, titled Police Officer Says RX is only meth fix. In it, WTHI-TV Terre Haute reports that:

Indiana lawmakers are exploring newer, stiffer crackdowns on makers of methamphetamine, and all deal with the chief ingredient used in the making of the illegal drug: pseudo-ephedrine. At least two Hoosier lawmakers are touting renewed restrictions on the amount of pseudo-ephedrine any consumer, law-abiding or not, can buy at the drug store.

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KCACO

Roscoe, IL

#1 Jan 24, 2013
Is the pseudophed lobby that strong in Indiana? I know it makes you feel like a million bucks when you've got a cold but, really? How hard would it be to outlaw this stuff? Surely it would strike a blow against the manufacture of meth in this state. I know the war on drugs is an un-winnable war, but this stuff is bad news and the more we can get off the street, the better.
Foghorn Leghorn

Terre Haute, IN

#2 Jan 24, 2013
Requiring prescriptions for pseudo would slow the meth labs for sure...at least for a while. Then like every other measure the stat had taken, the cooks will find away around it. The ONLY way to absolutely stop meth labs is to outlaw pseudo altogether.

Any swinging dick on the street could get their hands on any prescription drug they wanted in less than 30 minutes without a prescription.
Prescription drugs are abused and sold on the street more than any "illegal" drug. Requiring a prescription for pseudo is merely a small bandaid on a large wound. It won't work

“The Ministry of Information”

Since: Jan 12

Terre Haute, In

#3 Jan 24, 2013
Foghorn Leghorn wrote:
Requiring prescriptions for pseudo would slow the meth labs for sure...at least for a while. Then like every other measure the stat had taken, the cooks will find away around it. The ONLY way to absolutely stop meth labs is to outlaw pseudo altogether.
Any swinging dick on the street could get their hands on any prescription drug they wanted in less than 30 minutes without a prescription.
Prescription drugs are abused and sold on the street more than any "illegal" drug. Requiring a prescription for pseudo is merely a small bandaid on a large wound. It won't work
I agree, outlaw it nationwide.
Concerned

Chicago, IL

#4 Jan 24, 2013
Foghorn Leghorn wrote:
Requiring prescriptions for pseudo would slow the meth labs for sure...at least for a while. Then like every other measure the stat had taken, the cooks will find away around it. The ONLY way to absolutely stop meth labs is to outlaw pseudo altogether.

Any swinging dick on the street could get their hands on any prescription drug they wanted in less than 30 minutes without a prescription.
Prescription drugs are abused and sold on the street more than any "illegal" drug. Requiring a prescription for pseudo is merely a small bandaid on a large wound. It won't work
It has been made a law in two states with a dramatic decline in meth labs and arrests due to meth as well as an overall drop in crime in general. I believe it is Oregon an Washington... I could be wrong on the states though.

Since: Nov 12

Location hidden

#5 Jan 24, 2013
It is a good start but what about the countries of West Africa,Europe,Korea,and many more who manufacture and illegally smuggle Meth as well as other drugs into this country? A multimillion $ black market that is destroying our youth and threatening to undermine our country's health and welfare...
Bottom line, it'll put the hurts on the backyard manufacturers and force more of Americas hard earned money into black market power..
Iknow

Indianapolis, IN

#6 Jan 24, 2013
A perscription will not help, there are so many people hooked on perscription drugs now, and the Dr.s are still handing them out like candy, if they didnt, there would not be so many on the streets to buy illegaly, or legally.
Why on Earth do pharmacies accept over the phone re ups of so many drugs?.....every drug handed out by Dr.s should have to be faxed to a pharmacy, not called in, that would slow them down as well.
God help us all, there are a bunch of zombie type people, all jacked up on dope out in this world, little kids, loosing parents to it, people with adult children, that cant do a thing but watch as they destroy themselves with it...Its time for a change on how perscriptions are handed out!
Concerned

Chicago, IL

#7 Jan 24, 2013
Iknow wrote:
A perscription will not help, there are so many people hooked on perscription drugs now, and the Dr.s are still handing them out like candy, if they didnt, there would not be so many on the streets to buy illegaly, or legally.
Why on Earth do pharmacies accept over the phone re ups of so many drugs?.....every drug handed out by Dr.s should have to be faxed to a pharmacy, not called in, that would slow them down as well.
God help us all, there are a bunch of zombie type people, all jacked up on dope out in this world, little kids, loosing parents to it, people with adult children, that cant do a thing but watch as they destroy themselves with it...Its time for a change on how perscriptions are handed out!
It's already been proven that it DOES work in Mississippi and Oregon. They ha drastic reductions in the manufacture of meth, also meth related arrests were dramatically reduced and crime in general was down in both states immediately following the law being passed requiring a prescription.
Read it

Greer, SC

#8 Jan 31, 2013
Proven in oregon is questionable as same reductions were recorded in 4 surrounding states w/o the rx law and half if the decline reported before law took effect. Look at the whole picture. A better solution should found, not more feel good watered down drivel.
honeybee

Pasadena, TX

#9 Jan 31, 2013
Yeah just what we need more laws to protect us from ourselves.

Wasn't it thomas jefferson who said the government has no business telling americans what they can and can not put in their bodies?

Its a sad state we are in. Remember the bible when the people cried out for a king? How did that work out for the people? Yeah, not good. Oh well, history repeating and all that jazz.

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