St. Louis County has no plans for pseudoephedrine prescriptions

Tuesday, September 25, 2012 | 7:42 a.m. CDT; updated 10:19 a.m. CDT, Tuesday, September 25, 2012

CLAYTON — St. Louis County might not join the growing list of Missouri counties requiring a prescription for cold and allergy pills containing pseudoephedrine.

Several counties and towns have turned to prescription laws in the battle against methamphetamine; pseudoephedrine is a precursor to the most common meth recipe.

But St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley told KMOX Radio that he believes the current system of registering purchasers is enough.

Neighboring St. Charles County requires a prescription, but officials there say the effort is hurt because people can cross the Missouri River into St. Louis County and have easier access to pseudoephedrine.

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