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Cold medicine law punishes good people

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The prescription requirement for medicine containing pseudoephedrine is not based in fact.

Police estimate that near 95 percent of meth comes from Mexico via Atlanta. How would a prescription mandate keep Mexican meth out of Tennessee?

If people are still able to obtain prescription painkillers to abuse, how can we expect a prescription to keep pseudoephedrine from meth cooks?

Outlawing it within Kingston city limits, like they have done in Harriman, will do nothing to eliminate the desire to use or ability to obtain this ingredient. It is just as simple to drive outside of city limits.

Also Sudafed is available from the Internet, so it would be delivered to their homes.

Passing this law would do nothing more than hurt 98 percent of the law-abiding citizens of this city.

Doctors’ offices are packed as it is; why further burden the doctors?

Also, this law would simply invite more doctor shopping.

Seeing how OxyContin and hydrocodone, xanax are all prescription, these shouldn’t be available.

However, they are, and this fact alone tells you a Sudafed prescription law is not going end meth labs.

Simply put, this would make a cold medication that is less than $10 cost nearly $100.

How is that fair?

All this law would do is nothing more than take the medication from law-abiding citizens.

Summer Hammock
Kingston