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2013-10-04 12:23:14

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Tennessee State Senator Mae Beavers (R-Mt. Juliet) today issued the following statement in response to the recent results achieved by the real-time, stop-sale system in Tennessee. Data released by the National Precursor Log Exchange (NPLEx) shows that during the first six months of 2013, electronic technology in the Volunteer State blocked the sale of more than 17,749 boxes of medicines containing pseudoephedrine (PSE) preventing more...

2013-08-27 16:24:55

Law Implements Real-Time, Stop-Sale Technology WASHINGTON, Aug. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) today applauded state Representative Rebecca Walker, the Delaware Legislature and Governor Jack Markell for passing and signing House Bill 130, an anti-methamphetamine bill. With Governor Markell's signature, Delaware became the 29(th) state to adopt the pseudoephedrine (PSE) real-time, stop-sale blocking system known as the National Precursor...

2013-06-03 16:26:53

Law implements real-time, stop-sale technology WASHINGTON, June 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) today applauded Attorney General Catherine Cortez-Masto, the Nevada Legislature, and Governor Brian Sandoval for passing and signing Assembly Bill 39, an anti-methamphetamine bill. With Governor Sandoval's signature, Nevada became the 27(th) state to adopt electronic pseudoephedrine (PSE) sales blocking technology. Real-time, stop-sale...

2013-03-16 12:22:12

Law implements real-time, stop-sale technology WASHINGTON, March 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) today applauded the New Mexico legislature for passing House Bill 146, an anti-methamphetamine bill authored by Representative Antonio "Moe" Maestas (D-16). Once Governor Susana Martinez (R-N.M.) signs the bill into law, New Mexico will become the 27(th) state to adopt electronic pseudoephedrine (PSE) sales blocking technology....

2012-12-21 12:22:24

Law Implements Real-Time, Stop-Sale Technology WASHINGTON, Dec. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) today applauded Ohio Governor John Kasich for signing into law House Bill 334, an anti-methamphetamine bill authored by Representative Terry Johnson (R-Portsmouth) and Representative Danny Bupb (R-West Union). With the new law, Ohio now becomes the 25th state to adopt real-time, stop-sale technology known as the National Precursor Log...

2010-06-01 07:00:00

WASHINGTON, June 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Former White House Drug Policy Spokesman Robert Weiner and Jonathan Battaglia, a Policy Analyst at Robert Weiner Associates, say that Congress and state legislatures should make methamphetamine's main ingredient, pseudoephedrine, prescription-only. In an op-ed in The State, South Carolina's largest newspaper, Weiner and Battaglia say Oregon has taken the step and in three years since 2006 enactment, cut the crisis in half. Mississippi and...

2010-04-13 12:52:00

E-tracking system of all non-prescription PSE sales already moving in 10 states WASHINGTON, April 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) today called on Congress to amend and strengthen the federal Combat Methamphetamine Epidemic Act (CMEA) by requiring nationwide electronic tracking (e-tracking) for all over-the-counter (OTC) sales of cold and allergy medicines containing pseudoephedrine (PSE). E-tracking is the only solution that will...

2010-02-02 12:52:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement by Linda A. Suydam, D.P.A., president of the Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA), in response to Senate passage of legislation which will require a prescription to access over-the-counter cold and allergy medicines containing pseudoephedrine: "We are disappointed that the Mississippi Senate chose to overlook consumer sentiment and passed a bill today that will significantly impact how cold and allergy...

2010-01-28 18:49:00

Majority of Mississippi voters support e-tracking as better solution WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement by Linda A. Suydam, D.P.A., president of the Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA): "Today, the Mississippi House of Representatives passed a bill without listening to any testimony that, if it becomes law, will greatly limit how cold and allergy sufferers access some of their medicines. The legislation would require law-abiding families...

2008-12-01 16:42:27

Researchers from Boston University's Slone Epidemiology Center have found that exposure to pseudoephedrine, a decongestant found in many cough-and-cold and allergy medications, has been common among U.S. children, especially those under the age of two years who are at the highest risk for toxicity and for whom safe dosing recommendations are lacking. These findings appear in the December issue of the journal Pediatrics.Pseudoephedrine has been associated with deaths and adverse events in...