WASHINGTON — The North Carolina legislature passed a real-time, stop-sale system, which allows law-abiding citizens to access medicines containing pseudoephedrine, while stopping sales that exceed the legal limit.
The passage was lauded by the Consumer Healthcare Products Association.
"Today's passage of a real-time, stop-sale system is a victory for law-abiding North Carolinians who rely on access to medicines containing pseudoephedrine for cold and allergy relief. With the enactment of legislation implementing sales-blocking technology in the state, criminals seeking out basic medications in an effort to produce methamphetamine have lost," said Carlos Gutierrez, CHPA director of state government relations. "We urge [North Carolina state] governor [Bev] Perdue to sign the bill into law as it provides law enforcement with a critical tool, while allowing hardworking families to access the safe and effective medicines they need."