Meth Prescription Fight

  In this July 24, 2003 file photo, blister packs of over-the-counter medicine containing pseudoephedrine are pictured in Oklahoma City. Oklahoma authorities have been at the forefront of the nation's battle against methamphetamine, but they will soon have a tough new opponent: the politically connected, well-heeled pharmaceutical industry. At issue is a proposal to require a prescription for certain cold tablets containing pseudoephedrine, which is used to make meth. Prosecutors say the measure is essential to controlling the meth trade. Drug companies are eager to keep their pills on store shelves. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)
In this July 24, 2003 file photo, blister packs of over-the-counter medicine containing pseudoephedrine are pictured in Oklahoma City. Oklahoma authorities have been at the forefront of the nation's battle against methamphetamine, but they will soon have a tough new opponent: the politically connected, well-heeled pharmaceutical industry. At issue is a proposal to require a prescription for certain cold tablets containing pseudoephedrine, which is used to make meth. Prosecutors say the measure is essential to controlling the meth trade. Drug companies are eager to keep their pills on store shelves. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)

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