UNION, Mo. | Leaders of the eastern Missouri town of Union have voted to require prescriptions for certain cold and allergy medications that contain ingredients used to make methamphetamine.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Monday's vote by Union city leaders makes the town about 50 miles southwest of St. Louis the second in the nation to approve such an ordinance.
The ordinance will take effect immediately. Pharmacists in Union will begin Tuesday clearing counters of about a dozen products containing pseudoephedrine, a key ingredient in meth.
In June, the neighboring town of Washington also voted to require prescriptions for the medicines.
And Jefferson County officials are considering passing a prescription ordinance for the entire county within the next month.
Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, http://www.stltoday.com