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2010-12-02MARYVILLE, MO |  By: Wayman

Missouri Meth Strategy

Ingredients in over the counter medicines are being used to cook up methamphetamine. There already exists a list of restricted medicines in Missouri, where consumers have to request them from Clerks even though they are still classified as over the counter. Missouri governor Jay Nixon is calling on lawmakers to limit access to all medicines with pseudoephedrine, a key ingredient in meth. He says the problem is a blight on the show me state and the midwest. If lawmakers approve the plan, Missouri would be the third state to limit access to the meth pre-cursor. Oregon and Mississippi have seen dramatic reducations in meth lab busts after they put restrictions in place.