Innovation can fight meth

by The Oklahoman Editorial Board Published: March 22, 2013

Zephrex-D, a product of Westport Pharmaceuticals, recently went on sale in Oklahoma. The Missouri Narcotics Officers Association reportedly tested Zephrex-D to see if could be used to make meth using the “shake-and-bake” process. Couldn't be done.

The product is competitively priced. Time will tell if consumers find it as effective as other pseudoephedrine products. Still, it's encouraging that the market is responding to demand for effective allergy medicines that can't be used for meth production.

Paul Hemings, a Westport vice president, said Zephrex-D is meant “to end meth labs across America” without inconveniencing consumers. Oklahoma lawmakers should have the same goal when debating future anti-meth legislation.

by The Oklahoman Editorial Board
The Oklahoman Editorial Board consists of Gary Pierson, President and CEO of The Oklahoma Publishing Company; Christopher P. Reen, president and publisher of The Oklahoman; Kelly Dyer Fry, editor and vice president of news; Christy Gaylord...
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