Monday, January 09, 2006

Pharmacists clamp down on meth ingredients

Manitobans will have to depend on the good will and good judgment of pharmacists to help stop the illegal use of pseudoephedrine, an ingredient in the highly addictive street drug crystal meth.

The Manitoba Pharmaceutical Association yesterday unanimously ratified amendments to provincial Pharmaceutical Act regulations.

Pseudoephedrine will be reclassified as a Schedule 2 substance, which limits its sale to a maximum of 3,600 milligrams at the time of purchase — or two containers, depending upon the size...more

This change in scheduling is now in Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba that I know of, but I believe the rules are a bit different in each province.

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