YOUR THOUGHTS? Survey Shows Many WANT Prescription for Drugs Containing Pseudoephedrine

A Vanderbilt University poll shows 65 percent of Tennesseans favor requiring a doctor’s prescription for the purchase of cold medications containing key ingredients for making meth.

Cold medicines containing pseudoephedrine are now sold over the counter with some restrictions.

Survey results were released days after state attorney general Robert Cooper issued an opinion that local city ordinances requiring a prescription for cold medications violate state law.

19 towns in Tennessee have passed ordinances requiring a prescription. Winchester Police Chief Dennis Young says he will continue to enforce the law until a court rules it invalid.

The Vandy poll surveyed 860 registered voters in late November through December.
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