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04-22-2004, 05:33 PM
Legislation that would have required minors to get a prescription before buying certain cough syrups or cold medicines was killed Wednesday in the Assembly Appropriations Committee.

Supporters of the bill, AB 1853, said the number of teenagers abusing a key ingredient of cough medicines — dextromethorphan — has soared.

But lobbyists for drug companies said the abuse cases represented only a fraction of the hundreds of thousands of calls to the state poison control hotline.

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04-22-2004, 05:38 PM
LOL, maybe all hope isn't lost. The money talks. B)

04-22-2004, 06:06 PM
....but bullshit walks..
...away with sense and rights

04-22-2004, 07:31 PM
I support this legislation.

Well, kind of.