Eureka requires prescription for pseudoephedrine

Wednesday, February 17, 2010 | 10:56 a.m. CST

EUREKA — Eureka has become the first town in St. Louis County to require a prescription to purchase decongestants that contain pseudoephedrine — a key ingredient in the manufacture of methamphetamine.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that the Eureka City Council unanimously approved the move on Tuesday, and the law is effective now.

Mayor Kevin Coffey said aldermen were sorry they had to restrict access, but the "gravity of the problem" required action.

Eureka became the seventh local government in Missouri to pass a prescription law.


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