(NEWS CENTER) — A bill before the State Legislature would change the way Mainers obtain certain cold medicines.

LD 1300 would require a prescription for any amount of ephedrine or pseudoephedrine, the two key ingredients used in meth labs to manufacture the drug.


Examples of medications that contain ephedrine or pseudoephedrine include Claritin-D and Sudafed.

These medications are currently placed behind the counter at pharmacies across the state and require purchasers to sign a log to receive them.

Other states, like Mississippi and Oregon, have already adopted laws that require prescriptions for these types of medications.