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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...


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This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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