Pseudoephedrine Prescription Requirement Advocated by Oklahoma Prosecutors

Prosecutors on Monday asked lawmakers to make the tablet form of pseudoephedrine a prescription drug to reduce the number of methamphetamine labs in the state.

Pseudoephedrine is a common drug found in cold and allergy medication. It is used to make methamphetamine. 


All of the state’s 27 district attorneys are backing the proposal, prosecutors said. 


The gel and liquid forms of the medication would not require a prescription. 


A measure making the pill for a prescription failed in a Senate committee last week, but other measures are pending before a House committee. 


Tulsa County District Attorney Tim Harris said it will take “political courage” to get the measure passed. 


“We are here to ask for help,” said Greg Mashburn, district attorney for Cleveland, McClain and Garvin counties. 

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