I recently posted information on House Bill 2941 that requires any pharmacy that dispenses sells or distributes any compound mixture or preparation containing any detectable quantity of base pseudoephedrine or ephedrine, its salts or optical isomers, or salts of optical isomers shall maintain an electronic record of the sale.
The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Public Safety and Judiciary gave a do pass recommendation Wednesday.
It was noted that the bill changes the limit from 9 grams in a 30 day period to 3.4 grams per day or 7.1 grams within any thirty-day period or 60 within a twelve-month period.
The question has been asked- So what does this “grams allowed mean?” There are 1000 milligrams in 1 gram. This means that a box containing 100 tablets with 60 milligrams of Pseudoephedrine each, yield a total of 6 grams. This is more that you would be allowed to purchase in a day. You would need to get a 50 count container of the medicine to meet the 3.4 grams per day rule.
You could by 2 of the 50 count boxes of allergy or cold medication in a month which would be 6 grams of Pseudoephedrine for that 30 day period, falling below the 7.1 limit. This would allow around 3 pills a day per person.
The bill notes that a person has the limits not an address so it would follow that a household with two adults could purchase twice the allowed dosage for a single person. So if you and your husband or wife takes the medication there would be no major issues- except the tracking of your purchases of course.