methamphetamine http://wfpl.org en Fewer Kentucky Students Abusing Drugs, but Marijuana And Meth Declines Are Less Sharp http://wfpl.org/post/fewer-kentucky-students-abusing-drugs-marijuana-and-meth-declines-are-less-sharp <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Drug use is declining among Kentucky students, but marijuana and&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">methamphetamine usage isn&#39;t declining as much as prescription pills and other abused drugs, a new study says.</span></p> Fri, 04 Oct 2013 17:17:13 +0000 Devin Katayama 7097 at http://wfpl.org Fewer Kentucky Students Abusing Drugs, but Marijuana And Meth Declines Are Less Sharp Bill Aimed at Curbing Indiana Meth Production Wins Final Passage http://wfpl.org/post/bill-aimed-curbing-indiana-meth-production-wins-final-passage <p></p><p>Indiana legislators have given final approval to a bill tightening the limits on how much consumers can buy of cold and allergy pills often used to make methamphetamine.</p><p>The state Senate voted 43-5 today in favor lowering the annual purchase limit of pseudoephedrine-based products to about 61 grams per person. That's about an eight-month supply of the current law's monthly limit.</p><p>The bill also increases the criminal penalties for anyone convicted of buying at least 10 grams of the medicines for a meth maker.</p> Tue, 16 Apr 2013 20:01:33 +0000 Associated Press 5005 at http://wfpl.org Bill Aimed at Curbing Indiana Meth Production Wins Final Passage Indiana Lawmakers Urged to Increase Controls on Drugs Used in Meth-Making http://wfpl.org/post/indiana-lawmakers-urged-increase-controls-drugs-used-meth-making <p></p><p>Local officials from around Indiana are making a push for the legislature to require that people obtain a doctor's prescription in order to buy cold medications often used to make methamphetamine.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">An Indiana House committee heard testimony today on a bill that would set tighter limits on how much ephedrine and </span>pseudoephedrine<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> that consumers could legally purchase, but it would not require prescriptions.</span></p> Wed, 06 Mar 2013 22:05:18 +0000 Associated Press 4370 at http://wfpl.org Indiana Lawmakers Urged to Increase Controls on Drugs Used in Meth-Making Another Meth-Related Bill Moving Through Indiana Legislature http://wfpl.org/post/another-meth-related-bill-moving-through-indiana-legislature <p></p><p>An Indiana Senate committee has backed tougher limits on quantities consumers may buy of cold medications that can be used to make methamphetamine.</p><p>The Senate's Corrections and Criminal Law Committee voted 10-0 today (Tues) in favor of the bill that would allow the purchase of up to 61 grams a year of ephedrine and pseudoephedrine. That's about an eight-month total of the current law's monthly limit of 7.2 grams.</p><p>Some police groups have pushed for a state law requiring a doctor's prescription for those medicines, but the bill doesn't take that step.</p> Tue, 29 Jan 2013 21:31:29 +0000 Associated Press 3689 at http://wfpl.org Another Meth-Related Bill Moving Through Indiana Legislature