August 5, 2005

Walgreen moving some cold medication behind counter

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Walgreen Co., the nation's largest
drugstore chain, on Friday said it will move all products
containing pseudoephedrine -- used to make methamphetamine --
behind the pharmacy counter in all stores nationwide by the end
of October.

Pseudoephedrine is found in cold medicines such as Sudafed,
NyQuil and Tylenol Cold, and can be used to make the highly
addictive, illegal drug methamphetamine.