Skip to comments.Law clears some drug store shelves
Posted on 04/23/2006 10:07:31 AM PDT by PghBaldy
Looking for decongestants to relieve sinus and allergy symptoms soon could become a real headache. The same legislation that gives law-enforcement officials broad powers to identify terrorists now enables the government to track the sale of certain over-the-counter medications that can be abused or used by drug rings to manufacture methamphetamines.
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"They know more about me than I wish."
They already did.
Forcing every citizen to prove they aren't a crook, isn't the type of nation I expected to live in when I was growing up.
It's becoming an epidemic. No tyranny was ever established in the name of tyranny. This has already gone too far..
Been that way here in WV for a while.
I don't know what the patriot act has to do with it. In some states you have to show id and some you don't.
Right on! We can't have those negro jazz musicians getting hopped up and raping our white women!
IF people do not specifically want this ingredient, at least they may now be aware that it can cause an increased heart rate. This can be dangerous for someone with unrecognized atrial fibrillation. I am not speaking about the requirement for signature, etc., just the publication that it is not a benign ingredient.
Not benign, but damn effective. I can't think of a substitute with equivalent efficacy.
The downfall of America, should it happen, won't come from the outside. It will come from within.
Terrorism pales in comparison to what we'll allow to be done to ourselves.
I know this is a nuisance, I've had to buy as well but here in Missouri meth production was rampant and has been drastically decreased by this law. Often times the ones that get hooked on this stuff are teenagers, then their life is ruined, they spend years in jail (at taxpayer expense), manufacture and get other kids hooked. It is troublesome and I'm not for lots of laws but I stand behind this one.
Think about it. If a non citizen shows up at a hospital emergency room, they can get any healthcare needs met.
If a citizen shows up at a pharmacy looking for a decongestant, they must present their identification to be swiped into a federal database.
This is the absurdity that passes for reasoned logic in the United States these days.
http://releases.usnewswire.com/GetRelease.asp?id=63227 "The Combat Methamphetamine Epidemic Act, part of the just renewed PATRIOT Act, will be of immense help. The new law also establishes a national standard regulating meth ingredients, confronts the human and environmental consequences of the toxic labs, and increases the penalties for drug kingpins." This is a quote from Att Gen Alberto Gonzales. He starts out talking about how he is a child of Mexican immigrants...
They'll have to pull the Claritan-D out of my cold, dead, but OPEN nasal passages.
There is a major problem with kids making the meth. I agree its a pain to show id but I'd rather not see kids on drugs. I had not known how bad it was until I saw a program on it. It's really heartbreaking. I totally agree with you on this law.
The War On Terrorism soldiers on.
Public drunks is a problem everywhere. Why don't we do breathalyzers in bars? I also see kids riding bikes "too fast" maybe they should be clocked by the State Troopers. Fat people everywhere. Maybe we can save their lives by refusing to serve them at buffets... Where does it stop. BTW, I was annoyed with this stuff when I was a liberal too. It's the constant "need" for evermore info on us. Not the terrorists, or the drug dealers, but everyone.
Dude, Claritin-D is a P.O. med...
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