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    New Pseudoephedrine Law in MS

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Gov. Haley Barbour has signed into law legislation that will require consumers to get a doctor’s prescription to buy cold medicine containing pseudoephedrine, a decongestant and key ingredient in the illegal drug methamphetamine.
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    I think it will just make the buyers go to LA, AL, TN, to get the substance. Anything to inconvenience the people making the crap is a good thing. I just hate that lawful people are also inconvenienced.
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    Gov. Haley Barbour signs bill targeting meth manufacturing | hattiesburgamerican.com | Hattiesburg American


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    I think it will just make the buyers go to LA, AL, TN, to get the substance. Anything to inconvenience the people making the crap is a good thing. I just hate that lawful people are also inconvenienced.
    The way it works here is you have to buy it over the counter and show your ID for it, then sign a register.

    You don't need an RX, but it did kill the meth labs.

    Now, mostly all the meth comes from superlabs in Mexico and is muled in by migrant workers.
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    We have a law like Mac describes. And that already has ALOT of people just not buying cold products with ephedrine/psuedoephedrine. I haven't bought the original NyQuil in forever, even though it works 20 times better than the over the counter version. Here when you sign a register to get the stuff, you have to write down your SSN and DOB as well as show ID and sign your name. Then the next person who signs for meds can often see your info. No thank you. So now I just suffer through colds/flus/coughs/etc. because it's not worth buying the "OTC" medicines that actually work well. This prescription law would have no effect on me, since I already no longer "can" buy those products safely.

    As for effects of any law on the manufacture of meth.... it (our law) slows things down a little, but I don't think it has that big of an effect, and meth labs are still on the rise here it sounds like. Not in my city but in other areas of the state. It just means that anyone making meth needs more friends to help out, and/or means that middlemen get added to the equation. A syndicate approach gets you around the laws. Maybe that is where the prescription law idea comes in, making it harder for just anyone to get the pills to eventually get to the person making the meth. Though even then, we have docs in this town that will write fake scripts for addicts all the time for the right money.
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    We had the "Behind the Counter/Signature Required" in place before this new law came up. It seemed to slow labs down some but we still had a problem.
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    We have the same laws as Maclean, but it just makes it very profitable to buy pseudoephedrine from all over and then sell it it meth cooks. If DA offices would go after these people like they should another law would not be neccessary.

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