pseudoephedrine http://news.stlpublicradio.org en St. Louis Company May Have Answer To Ending Meth Labs http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-company-may-have-answer-ending-meth-labs <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Not many of us are chemists.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Yet by removing one oxygen atom average people here in Missouri regularly are turning common decongestants like </span>Sudafed<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and Claritin-D into the illicit drug methamphetamine.</span></p> Fri, 15 Mar 2013 09:26:00 +0000 Maria Altman 10203 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis Company May Have Answer To Ending Meth Labs City may require prescription for pseudoephedrine http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/city-may-require-prescription-pseudoephedrine <p>A south St. Louis alderwoman&nbsp;says she wants her <a href="http://stlouis-mo.gov/internal-apps/legislative/upload/boardbill/BB1541.pdf">legislation</a> that would require a prescription for the common decongestant pseudoephedrine&nbsp;to start a conversation about combating the methamphetamine problem in Missouri.</p> Thu, 13 Sep 2012 21:11:48 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 4595 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org City may require prescription for pseudoephedrine Morning headlines: Monday, October 31, 2011 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-monday-october-31-2011 <p>Good morning! Here are some of today&#39;s starting headlines (other than <a href="http://www.news.stlpublicradio.org/post/hundreds-thousands-attend-cardinals-victory-parade-rally">yesterday&#39;s World Series rally</a>):</p><p><strong>Cold pill sales jump after new law in St. Charles County</strong></p><p>Now that St. Charles County requires a prescription to purchase cold pills containing a key ingredient to methamphetamine, sales of the over-the-counter medications are soaring in three nearby St. Louis County towns.</p> Mon, 31 Oct 2011 14:15:38 +0000 Julie Bierach, The Associated Press & Illinois Public Radio 2371 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Monday, October 31, 2011 Meth laws in some Mo. communities cause spikes elsewhere, including St. Louis area http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/meth-laws-some-mo-communities-cause-spikes-elsewhere-including-st-louis-area <p>An increasing number of Missouri communities are fighting methamphetamine by requiring prescriptions to purchase cold and allergy pills containing pseudoephedrine - a meth ingredient. But police believe the meth makers are simply going to neighboring towns and counties to get their pills.</p><p>Narcotics officers said Tuesday that pseudoephedrine sales are up sharply in some Missouri locations without prescription laws, including St. Louis city and county.</p> Tue, 06 Sep 2011 19:28:44 +0000 The Associated Press 1995 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Meth laws in some Mo. communities cause spikes elsewhere, including St. Louis area Morning headlines: Tuesday, August 30, 2011 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-tuesday-august-30-2011 <p><strong>Peabody Coal, ArcelorMittal to buy Australian coal giant </strong></p><p><a href="http://www.bizjournals.com/stlouis/news/2011/08/30/peabody-to-buy-macarthur-coal-for-52.html">According to the St. Louis Business Journal</a>, Australian coal giant Macarthur Coal has agreed to be bought by Peabody Energy and ArcelorMittal for $5.2 billion. St. Louis-based Peabody has pursued Macarthur for more than a year.</p><p>The Australian company is the biggest miner of pulverized coal, which is used in making steel and in great demand in Asia.</p> Tue, 30 Aug 2011 14:24:40 +0000 Julie Bierach & The Associated Press 1960 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Tuesday, August 30, 2011 St. Charles Co. hopes to reduce meth production with prescription requirement http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-charles-co-hopes-reduce-meth-production-prescription-requirement <p>Residents in St. Charles County will soon need a prescription to purchase cold and allergy pills containing pseudoephedrine, the key ingredient in methamphetamine.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 26 Jul 2011 13:10:50 +0000 The Associated Press & Johanna Mayer 1731 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Charles Co. hopes to reduce meth production with prescription requirement Morning headlines: Tuesday, May 10, 2011 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-tuesday-may-10-2011 <p><strong>Missouri Senate Stops Short of Approving Local Control of St. Louis Police Dept.</strong></p><p><span lang="EN">Missouri senators have embraced a </span><span lang="EN">proposal that would allow St. Louis to control the city police </span><span lang="EN">force, ending the state&#39;s Civil War-era oversight of the department. </span></p> Tue, 10 May 2011 14:33:26 +0000 Julie Bierach, The Associated Press & KRCU 1205 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Tuesday, May 10, 2011 "Keep government out of your medicine cabinet," new ads say http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/keep-government-out-your-medicine-cabinet-new-ads-say <p>An industry group representing manufacturers of over-the-counter drugs has begun running radio ads against a Missouri proposal requiring a doctor&#39;s prescription to buy certain cold medicines.</p><p>The legislation is aimed at medications containing pseudoephedrine, which is a key ingredient for <a href="http://www.nida.nih.gov/infofacts/methamphetamine.html">methamphetamine</a>. Supporters hope to cut down on Missouri&#39;s meth production by making it harder for people to get ahold of pseudoephedrine.</p> Fri, 25 Mar 2011 14:54:55 +0000 The Associated Press & Kelsey Proud 806 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org "Keep government out of your medicine cabinet," new ads say Mo. officials back more restrictions aimed at meth http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-officials-back-more-restrictions-aimed-meth <p>Looking for some relief from that nagging winter bug? Want to buy some cold medicine to do the trick?</p><p>Not so fast.</p> Wed, 01 Dec 2010 14:32:32 +0000 The Associated Press & Kelsey Proud 41 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. officials back more restrictions aimed at meth