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Legislature passes bill easing requirements for pseudoephedrine

A state law was passed in 2010 that requires Mississippians have a prescription to obtain...
A state law was passed in 2010 that requires Mississippians have a prescription to obtain pseudoephedrine, which is a main ingredient in crystal meth.(WLOX)
Updated: Mar. 9, 2021 at 1:59 PM CST
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JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - You will no longer need a prescription for over-the-counter drugs containing pseudoephedrine in Mississippi after a new bill cleared the House Tuesday.

SB 2119 passed the Mississippi Senate with a vote of 42-4, then passed the House 117-3.

The bill allows you to buy medicine like Claritin-D or others containing pseudoephedrine and ephedrine without a prescription.

The bill says, “An act to authorize pharmacies to sell and persons to purchase, without a prescription, products that contain certain quantities of pseudoephedrine or ephedrine; to require pharmacies selling products authorized under this act to use the NPLEX system before selling those products.”

The bill also requires pharmacies to maintain an electronic log of required information for each transaction and to require the purchaser of the package to be at least eighteen years old and to sign a record for each transaction.

The bill becomes effective January 1, 2022.

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