ST. LOUIS | Local governments in Missouri are trying new ways to combat the state's methamphetamine problem.
One has begun requiring a prescription for certain cold and allergy medications. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch says others soon may follow.
Last week, the Washington City Council became the first local government in the country to require a prescription for purchases of over-the-counter medications that contain pseudoephedrine — meth's main ingredient.
Jefferson County Executive Chuck Banks said he plans to propose a similar ordinance at a county committee meeting Tuesday.
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The American Civil Liberties Union of Eastern Missouri has asked Washington to repeal the ordinance. ACLU says it sets a dangerous precedent.
Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, http://www.stltoday.com