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Senate Joins House in Passing ‘Sudafed' Bill; Barbour Supports

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Gov. Haley Barbour will give his annual State of the State address tonight.

The Mississippi Senate today passed a bill requiring that pseudoephedrine be sold by prescription only in the state. The drug is a key ingredient in both cold medicines and methamphetamine, or meth. The House passed the bill last week. Minutes ago, Gov. Haley Barbour released a statement in support of the bill:

"I commend the Mississippi Legislature for its swift action to address the methamphetamine problem in this state. I look forward to signing House Bill 512, which will make it more difficult to obtain the ingredients for this drug that tears families apart and harms many of our communities. Meth labs threaten public safety, and I don't think there is any doubt we will see a drop in the number of labs in our state.

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155689
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Typical case of using a cannon to kill a flea! This law will do nothing to stop meth but will be a huge burden on the poor and uninsured!

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Lori Kincses
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2010-02-02T15:19:51-06:00
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155694
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Stupid, stupid, stupid!!!!!! I explained part of my reasoning in another post.

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multiculturegirl
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2010-02-02T15:50:05-06:00
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155701
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How can making the one ingredient needed to make meth by any of the various methods harder to get not have an impact on meth production?

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kudzuking
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2010-02-02T16:51:48-06:00
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155705
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Just ban Sudafed alltogether! That'll stop the meth problem! *sarcasm off*

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golden eagle
Date
2010-02-02T17:13:00-06:00
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155711
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Barbour commented last week when the House passed their bill that he too would be inconvenienced because apparently he takes some sort of sinus/allergy medication on a daily basis. Yeah, right. The man has health insurance, not to mention the money to pay for a doctor visit if he didn't have health insurance. Some inconvenience.

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chaffeur
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2010-02-02T22:07:01-06:00

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