Some cold medicines may soon require prescriptions
Californians may soon need a prescription for many popular over the counter cold medicines.
Lawmakers are considering a bill that would make any drug containing pseudoephedrine a controlled substance. Pseudoephedrine is a key ingredient in methamphetamines.
But prescription bill advocates say consumers will still have plenty of choices. They say there are at least 130 over the counter cold remedies that don't contain pseudoephedrine, and won't be restricted.
laws, drugs, prescription drug, california news
- Water main break floods Castro Valley neighborhood 51 min ago
- Four people in the South Bay die due to cold weather
- North Korea deports elderly Palo Alto man
- Cal students led move toward divestment
- Craigslist ad asks to rent family for Christmas
- Local schools race to keep up with technology
- Man suspected of throwing 2 cats into bay arrested
- Make-A-Wish, Macy's team up to help Daly City girl
- New option studied for treating back pain
- SF man calls 7 On Your Side to help in luggage mixup
- Photos: Record low temperatures freeze the Bay Area
- abcnews: Fierce winds force pilots to abort landing...
- roundup: Teen struck in crosswalk; EPA shooting
- weather: Bay Area weather forecast for Saturday