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Industry group launches campaign in W.Va. opposing requiring prescription for pseudoephedrine
Reported by: Associated Press
Thursday, October 31, 2013 9:50 AM EDT
An industry trade group has launched a campaign in West Virginia opposing legislation that would require prescriptions for medications containing pseudoephedrine.
The Consumer Healthcare Products Association began running ads this week on Charleston-area news websites. The group also has set up a website called Stop Meth, Not Meds, a Facebook page and a Twitter account.
Association spokeswoman Elizabeth Funderburke tells the Charleston Gazette that families rely on cold, sinus and allergy medications containing pseudoephedrine. She says the association provides a platform for them to voice opposition to prescription legislation.
House Health Committee Chairman Don Perdue and Nicholas County Sen. Greg Tucker have said they plan to introduce prescription-only bills for pseudoephedrine.
Information from: The Charleston Gazette, http://www.wvgazette.com