Pseudoephedrine restrictions proposed

Thursday, January 22nd 2004, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

If Oklahoma lawmakers and law enforcement officials get their way, a common over-the-counter decongestant will only be available at licensed pharmacies.

Pseudoephedrine is the main ingredient in methamphetamine. It can be chemically converted into meth in about 15-minutes. Supporters of a bill this session say giving the medicine a "regulated" classification will slow down meth makers.

Right now, Oklahoma leads the nation in per capita meth production. The proposal in generating concern in the pharmaceutical industry.