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Illinois Looks To Address Meth Problem With New Cold Medicine Rules

Several over the counter drugs contain ingredients that are used to make meth.

Claritin and Allegra-D and many others have ephedrine and pseudoeuphedrine.

Here in Indiana those drugs have been placed behind the counter and there have been strict limits on how much you can buy and how often you can buy them.

Now the Illinois legislature is looking at adopting many of these same types of restrictions.

Proposed legislation would require a person purchasing these drugs to show an ID.

The purchases would be recorded on software that would be transmitted to a centralized data base that would match other purchases that were made so the individual cannot make any large purchase. In 2012, Illinois ranked fifth in the country for meth lab seizures and arrests.