West Virginia Council Backs Pseudoephedrine Prescriptions

By: West Virginia AP
By: West Virginia AP

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- A state task force says West Virginia should require prescriptions for cold medications that contain an ingredient used illegally to make methamphetamine.

The recommendation is one of several approved Wednesday by the Governor's Advisory Council on Substance Abuse.

The Charleston Gazette says the council also recommended that Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin oppose any legislation that would legalize marijuana for medical or recreational use.

Council member the Rev. James Patterson says there's evidence that requiring prescriptions for cold medications containing pseudoephedrine reduces the number of meth labs.

House health committee Chairman Don Perdue says the council's pseudoephedrine recommendation is good news. Perdude plans to introduce such legislation in January.

WHSV.com is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

Keep it clean, keep it civil, keep it truthful, stay on topic, be responsible, no links, share your knowledge, and please suggest removal of comments that violate these standards.

powered by Disqus
50 North Main Street Harrisonburg, VA 22801 540-433-9191 - Switchboard 540-433- 4028 - Fax 540-433-2700 - News Fax

WSVF Public Inspection File

Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 231050761 - whsv.com/a?a=231050761
Gray Television, Inc.