INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - The battle against methamphetamine will lead to new restrictions on the sale of cold medicine in Indiana.
Retailers and doctors announced support Monday for a measure that would limit the purchase of pseudoephedrine. That's the cold medicine used in the manufacture of meth.
The controversial requirement for a prescription has been eliminated from a bill that now limits the amount of pseudoephedrine an individual can buy to an 8 month supply each year.
"Relatively few are going to be inconvenienced at all," said former state Health Commissioner Richard Feldman, "and so there's a balance and I think this is a perfect balance."
"We also think the prescription-only alternative would punish 99.9 percent of our customers on the retail side who are law abiding citizens," said John Elliott of the Indiana Retail Council, "and really not have a significant impact on that .01 percent, or whatever miniscule percentage, who are the law breakers."
The Indiana House will vote on the cold medicine bill this week.
Most of the state is under a winter storm warning until Saturday.
Quarterback Everett Golson has been readmitted to Notre Dame after being suspended for the fall semester for what he termed "poor judgment on a test."
An extensive forensic analysis involving the case of a Kosciusko County teen who was reported missing in August of 2012 and whose remains weren't discovered until just over a year later has been completed. Doctors have determined Aurora Shoemaker was not the victim of foul play.