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Monday, February 06, 2012

My Nose vs. The Meth Labs

Since it seems we're cold blogging, I'll just pass on Megan McArdle's lengthy post on the proposal being pushed in some quarters to make pseudoephedrine prescription only, since the current sign-the-book-and-show-your-drivers-license approach does not appear to deter the medicine's use in meth labs.


Foxfier said...

Gee, you mean criminals don't follow the rules?


Also: massive sympathy on the cold front. Worst cold I've EVER had, and I'm sharing it with my girls. -.-

Baron Korf said...

I would add that many allergy medicines use the same active ingredient. I use much more than 1 or 2 boxes per year on allergies alone.

JMB said...

We got a big education in meth during our cross country jaunt through Missouri. Just about every other billboard was a picture of a sweet looking teenage girl, only to be followed by the same girl with rotted out teeth and pocked marked face, sort of like the updated version of the 80s "This is your brain on drugs". I wonder if this is a better approach than prohibiting sudafed. I myself suffer terrible sping allergies and have been known to hoard Claritan D. I also get my mom to buy it for me when I run out of my allotment. I guess I'm breaking the law here.

Foxfier said...

Probably... that said, I'd get my folks to buy meds for TrueBlue if both he and I had run out of our "allotment" of freaking allergy meds.

I'm already going nuts over figuring out what warning labels are stupid stuff-- like a choking hazard thus can't be given to kids under 4-- vs an actual medical risk of overdose or other related issues, vs "if you drink a ton of it, it might make you sick." I spent a half-hour on the phone with poison control just to find out that the hand sanitizer my daughter had licked off her hands might make her tipsy. If she drank it.

Jeannine said...

I just don't see why allergy sufferers have to suffer more because lawbreakers break the law. Sheesh.