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How Bill Would Require Prescription For Cold Meds

Over-the-counter medications for common colds and allergies could become more regulated under an Indiana House bill introduced last week.

House Bill 1106 would make medication containing ephedrine and pseudoephedrine a schedule III drug and that means a trip to the doctor for a prescription.

Those ingredients are used to make meth.

Current state law regulates how much of these medications you can buy in a day but some don’t think its enough.

Many in the medical community worry that the proposal to require a prescription could mean doctors would be overrun with patient visits to obtain medications that they don’t abuse.

It also means that patients and their insurance would be hit with additional office visit costs.