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1:17 pm
Fri October 4, 2013

Fewer Kentucky Students Abusing Drugs, but Marijuana And Meth Declines Are Less Sharp

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Drug use is declining among Kentucky students, but marijuana and methamphetamine usage isn't declining as much as prescription pills and other abused drugs, a new study says.

The 2012 Kentucky Incentives for Prevention (KIP) School Survey shows multi-year declines in the following areas surveyed: alcohol, tobacco, inhalants, cocaine, prescription drug, speed, tranquilizers, ecstasy, gambling.

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4:01 pm
Tue April 16, 2013

Bill Aimed at Curbing Indiana Meth Production Wins Final Passage

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.

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.

The bill also increases the criminal penalties for anyone convicted of buying at least 10 grams of the medicines for a meth maker.

5:05 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

Indiana Lawmakers Urged to Increase Controls on Drugs Used in Meth-Making

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.

An Indiana House committee heard testimony today on a bill that would set tighter limits on how much ephedrine and pseudoephedrine that consumers could legally purchase, but it would not require prescriptions.

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4:31 pm
Tue January 29, 2013

Another Meth-Related Bill Moving Through Indiana Legislature

An Indiana Senate committee has backed tougher limits on quantities consumers may buy of cold medications that can be used to make methamphetamine.

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.

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.

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