The prescription requirement was incorporated into law in 2005 when people purchased drugs containing pseudoephedrine – a precursor chemical – to make methamphetamine, a potent illegal stimulant. Oregon was the first state to do so and its law went into effect in 2006. But only Mississippi has upheld a similar law that its legislature just repealed. Oregon-only Rx restrictions began in 2006 in a local response to the nationwide methamphetamine epidemic, but severely restricted over-the-counter access to PSE for users and increased new costs to the health care system by requiring a doctor`s prescription for a nationwide over-the-counter drug. Lawmakers hoped to prevent criminals from abusing PSE as an ingredient to “cook” homemade meth. However, other states have taken a more consumer-friendly approach and maintained OTC PSE status by relying on a new technology – the National Precursor Log Exchange (NPLEx) – to prevent criminal access to PSE. NPLEx is a real-time stop selling technology that allows retailers to enforce sales limits and help law enforcement prevent illegal sales. NPLEx, which is currently adopted by 37 states, has proven to be a superior approach to maintaining consumer access to post-secondary education while preventing criminal diversion. When the new law goes into effect, Oregon will become the 38th state to use NPLEx technology. Products containing pseudoephedrine are now available in Oregon without a prescription, the result of a law passed by the Oregon legislature in 2021 that went into effect Jan. 1. Instead of requiring a prescription, pseudoephedrine products will be available to individuals who are at least 18 years of age and have valid identification. PORTLAND, Oregon.
(Portland Tribune) — Oregon will be the last state to end its prescription for drugs containing ephedrine or pseudoephedrine under a bill submitted to Gov. Kate Brown. Indigenous labs that produced methamphetamine were prevalent in Oregon at the time, but production of the drug shifted to Mexico. Methamphetamine remains illegal, although after an election passed by Oregon voters last year, possession of small amounts is no longer a crime. Now, from coast to coast to coast, it`s once again legal to buy cold and allergy medications that contain over-the-counter (OTC) pseudoephedrine decongestant (PSE). In a major win for consumers, Oregon repealed a 15-year-old law banning the over-the-counter sale of certain cold and allergy medications containing PES. In 2006, Oregon became the first of the two states to pass laws making PSE a controlled substance available only by prescription (Rx). Oregon`s new law brings PSE back to OTC status, allowing consumers to buy 3.6 grams of EPS per day, up to 9 grams per month. It also introduces a new system based on technology already used in 37 other states to enforce EPS sales limits. The bill passed overwhelmingly in the House and Senate and signed into law by Governor Kate Brown, effective January 1, 2022. Klay Thompson and his dog Rocco had a nice cruise to get to the Warriors` practice on Thursday. “I`m just a boss who hates by nature, like I`m not afraid to say it.
I`m just a hater by nature. The passage of the Oregon law also follows the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) report, the 2020 National Drug Threat Assessment, which notes that methamphetamine lab seizures are at their lowest level in nearly two decades. Lawmakers across the country have tried in the past to restrict the sale of EPS to limit the redirection of the ingredient to methamphetamine production. According to the DEA report, most methamphetamine in the U.S. now comes from transnational organized crime syndicates in Mexico. MMQB`s Albert Breer explains how Washington Commanders owner Dan Snyder helped topple former NFL quarterback Robert Griffin III. Keyshawn Johnson explains why Justin Fields shouldn`t take the pressure for Ryan Griffin`s missed wide open touchdown. Follow the entire postseason on an important Friday with three games. Kevon Looney hosted Warriors rookie Patrick Baldwin Jr. in the NBA at his expense. Literal.
This article was originally published in the Salem Statesman Journal: Pseudoephedrine Available in Oregon Without a Prescription Bill Proposals: Money for College Athletes, Ethnic Studies Among Salem Lawmakers` Plans for 2022 Supporters said the change could reduce some health care costs and remove unnecessary barriers to basic care. The Reds lost three receivers on waivers on Friday, and they had three more players who received clear waivers when they began reshuffling their 40-man roster. “People should not be asked to see a doctor to get a prescription for cold medications, especially when Oregon is the only state that needs a prescription,” Post said in a statement when the law was passed. “We can trust the people of Oregon more.” “The third time is the charm of passing this sensible bill that will help Oregon residents seek a quick and affordable cure for allergies and colds,” Post said in a statement after the Senate vote. “People shouldn`t be asked to see a doctor to get a prescription for cold medicines, especially when Oregon is the only state that needs a prescription. We can trust the people of Oregon more. We applaud the clarity needed in LIV`s OWGR debate, celebrate golf`s latest star and challenge Phil Mickelson`s attempt at gas lighting. Former Cubs player and Hall of Famer Bruce Sutter has died at the age of 69. The Senate passed House Bill 2648 without amendment on Monday, June 7, by a vote of 27 to 2. The Charlotte Hornets forward showed up to training camp last month with a new thread that sent Twitter into turmoil.
Oregon and Mississippi were the only two states to require an order for products like Sudafed until their respective terms last year.