Does treating everyone like a criminal solve anything?
February 4, 2010 7:24 AM Subscribe
Has the effort to regulate the sale of OTC medications containing pseudoephedrine actually led to a drop in methamphetamine manufacture/sale in the US?
Every time I go to the store to buy the only cold medicine (12 hour Sudafed) that seems to work for me I feel like I'm being treated like a criminal, having to present ID, sign a form, etc. I know that the restriction on how much you can buy and all that have been in place for years due to a knee-jerk reaction to the explosion of meth. So, I am interested in knowing what effect the Combat Methamphetamine Epidemic Act of 2005 has had on methamphetamine manufacture in the US. I've seen anectodotal evidence that similar measures in Mexico haven't slowed the major players in meth production in there, but I have not had much luck in finding similar information on US manufacture/sales.