NACDS Releases Meth Principles

Alexandria, Va., The National Association of Chain Drug Stores said it will work to preempt retailer requirements in state laws designed to limit access to products that allow for illegal meth production. NACDS said it’s working on national standards that govern the sale of products containing pseudoephedrine. Other principles in NACDS lobbying efforts include:

• Keeping the sale of pseudoephedrine products available without a prescription.

• Requiring sales of single-entity products from behind the pharmacy counter and sold by a licensed pharmacist or pharmacy personnel.

• Requiring sales of combination products from behind the pharmacy counter by Jan. 1, 2007, and sold by a licensed pharmacist or pharmacy personnel.

• Maintaining a written or electronic log of pseudoephedrine purchases to assist law-enforcement efforts.

• Limiting purchases to nine grams within a 30-day period.

• Limiting distribution-center storage requirements.

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