Anyone looking to buy over-the-counter cold medicines may soon be stopped at the door unless they have a prescription from their doctor.  Senator Dave Koehler (D-Peoria) says putting tighter restriction on medicines that contain ephedrine or pseudoephedrine would help curb the meth problem in Illinois.

 

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Allergy and cold medicines like Claritin-D, Zyrtec-D, Allegra-D are already kept behind the counter and people are only allowed to buy two boxes a-month.  But Senator Koehler says people are still finding ways to get their hands on the drugs, which contain key ingredients for producing meth.  The prescription proposal is being met with quite a bit of resistance.  Some argue it could become expensive for people who suffer with frequent allergies. 

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