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Default 12-16-2004, 11:03 PM

Legislators asked to restrict youth from buying certain medications.
Andrea Zentz
December 15, 2004

The School Board voted Tuesday night to support legislation prohibiting youth from buying medication such as Coricidin with DXM (dextromethorphan) and requiring the drug's placement behind the counter at stores.
Support for the measure came despite a recommendation from state Sen. William "Bill" Mims to strike the proposed legislation and to support a resolution instead.
Gordon "Buddy" Fletcher, who lobbies for Loudoun County Public Schools, warned that Mims would not support the legislation.
School Board member J. Guerin Warren (Sterling) said he did not believe the School Board should act as pharmacy police. "IÕm not wild about it, personally. ItÕs a solution in search of a problem," he said. "I have a problem telling high school students that cough medicine should be regulated like beer and wine."
School Board member Bob Ohneiser (Broad Run) said the schools already have a zero tolerance drug policy in place.
School Board member Robert Dupree (Dulles) said students are getting high on Coricidin and Robitussin.
Board chairman John Andrews said this is the biggest drug issue in Loudoun. "This is the drug of choice for our young people," he said. "I want to send a message out to the community É this could be your kids."
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Default 12-17-2004, 06:29 PM

Im all for it personally, those who legitimatly need coricidin as a cough suppressant sensative to the needs of diabetics, will have no problem getting the med.

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