Tennessee Pharmacists Association Responds To Opinion By Attorney General Robert Cooper On Local Pseudoephedrine Ordinances
NASHVILLE, Tenn., Dec. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — The following statement can be attributed to Baeteena Black, executive director of the Tennessee Pharmacists Association, in response to a new opinion by Attorney General Robert Cooper, which found that local ordinances to require a prescription for common cold and allergy medicines run afoul of existing state law.
“I applaud Attorney General Cooper for clearly demonstrating the prescription-only ordinances at the local level violate existing state law. We’ve already known that a localized approach to Tennessee’s meth problem will not put a dent in the state’s meth problem. Such a policy should only be taken up by the state legislature, which just recently adopted a real-time, pseudoephedrine-tracking system that has already provided pharmacists and law enforcement officials with a powerful tool to stop meth-related crime at its source. The Tennessee Pharmacists Association will continue to support common-sense proposals to solve the meth problem at the state level that don’t negatively impact Tennessee families, patients and health care providers.”
SOURCE Tennessee Pharmacists Association