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    Who are the NERD fund donors Mr Snyder?

    Raise the curtain.

    And Since We Brought It Up

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Fri May 13, 2011 at 09:17:24 AM EST
    Tags: Michigan, SB 0333, Health, pharmaceuticals; Trade, consumer goods and services; Controlled substances, other; Crimes, controlled substances (all tags)

    It seems there is an alternate plan already in the works.

    The message has been picked up by the Michigan Senate. Lawmakers have considered the conflicting sides to the availability of medications that contain substances used in the manufacture of illicit drugs, and have found a reasonable solution. The message to Representative Lori?  Thank you for the concern, but maybe we don't need to go so extreme.  From a press release:

    CHPA Lauds Senate Passage Of Electronic Tracking Stop Sale Solution Protects Consumer Access, Blocks Illegal PSE Sales

    Lansing, MI - The Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) today released the following statement in response to the Michigan Senate unanimously supporting SB 333, which provides the state with electronic technology to monitor and block sales of common cold and allergy medications containing pseudoephedrine if the purchaser exceeds the legal limit:

    "Today's vote in the Michigan Senate is a victory for law-abiding citizens who need rely on cold and allergy medicines containing pseudoephedrine, and a defeat for meth cooks who seek to illegally purchase these products to manufacture methamphetamine," said Elizabeth Funderburk, spokesperson for the Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA).  "Electronic stop sale technology is working across the country and it will work in Michigan.  It is a common sense solution to the stop illegal sales and provides law enforcement the tools it needs, while preserving consumer access to safe and effective medicines."

    This legislation is more along the lines of the successful measures used elsewhere in a way that doesn't compromise the ability to purchase desired relief without taking out a loan on the dog.  In the first article on this series, I mentioned the better method adopted by 12 states already.  

    More information on this legislation is available here.

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    Um, yeah? (none / 0) (#1)
    by KG One on Fri May 13, 2011 at 10:33:46 AM EST
    I'm still missing the part where it is any business of the government to mandate any record keeping whatsoever of a legal product.

    Build a better smurftrap (none / 0) (#2)
    by Corinthian Scales on Fri May 13, 2011 at 11:36:42 AM EST
    They build Supersmurfing.

    Although Oregon successfully wiped out local manufacture of methamphetamine after the state adopted tight restrictions on ephedrine and pseudoephedrine, that's not the case in other Western states. Ephedrine and pseudoephedrine are the ingredients in cold medicine used to make meth.

    And since Mexico banned pseudoephedrine four years ago, Mexican drug trafficking organizations are now manufacturing the drug in California, Arizona, Nevada and Washington.

    "They can't make the good stuff in Mexico, so they're making the good stuff back in America," said Rob Bovett, Lincoln County district attorney, who serves as legal counsel to the Oregon Narcotics Enforcement Association and had chaired Oregon's Meth Task Force.

    Bovett said Mexican drug organizations are manufacturing large amounts of methamphetamine in California, Phoenix, Las Vegas and Seattle, paying people to purchase pseudoephedrine products for the production of the drug. The process has become known as smurfing, or supersmurfing, where traffickers pay dozens of people to buy pseudoephedrine in quantities at or below legal thresholds from multiple retail stores.

    A Fresno County investigation, for example, found that a couple had been soliciting homeless individuals to travel from store to store to buy pseudoephedrine, paying each $30, according to a report from the National Drug Intelligence Center.

    "They're supersmurfing everywhere across the West Coast, except Oregon," Bovett said.

    That's why Bovett testified before the California Legislature last month, urging the state's lawmakers to follow Oregon's lead and require prescriptions for pseudoephedrine and ephedrine. He called California's Senate Bill 315, modeled after Oregon's legislation, "the most important bill for Oregon's drug-endangered children."

    Hey, Jug Hussein Ears!  Where is my fugging moat with the alligators, ya treacherous pr!ck?

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