Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Drug warriors don't care if you're sick

By golly, they're going to get Sudafed off the streets even if it kills you:
Cold and allergy sufferers would face limits on the amount of medications like Mucinex D and Sudafed they could buy in Kentucky under a bill passed by the Senate on Friday.
The goal is to limit access to large quantities of products that contain pseudoephedrine, a key ingredient in the illegal drug methamphetamine that's being widely abused in the state.
The compromise bill brokered by Sen. Jerry Rhoads, D-Madisonville, passed 25-11 to limit any one person's purchases to no more than 7.2 grams in a month or 24 grams in a year. People who need more that that would have to get a prescription.
Republican Floor Leader Robert Stivers II of Manchester, sponsor of the legislation, said he would have preferred requiring prescriptions for any amount of medications containing pseudoephedrine. But he had been unable to garner enough support to get that proposal through the Senate.
This is happening more and more across the country. And, yes, there are, uh, "warriors" who are trying to do the same thing in Indiana.  If Kentucky actually passes this garbage, the pressure to pass similar restrictions here will increase.

We need to draw the line and tell our lawmakers to not sacrifice the health and well-being of their constituents for useless cred in the even more useless Drug Wars.

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