MORE RETAILERS PULL COLD REMEDIES

Supermarket efforts to control sales and theft of over-the-counter medicines with potential for misuse are spreading throughout the Midwest and beyond.Last month, Hy-Vee, West Des Moines, Iowa, said it moved several popular cold remedies containing pseudoephedrine behind pharmacy and service counters. Pseudoephedrine is used in the production of methamphetamine, a highly addictive drug prevalent in

Supermarket efforts to control sales and theft of over-the-counter medicines with potential for misuse are spreading throughout the Midwest and beyond.

Last month, Hy-Vee, West Des Moines, Iowa, said it moved several popular cold remedies containing pseudoephedrine behind pharmacy and service counters. Pseudoephedrine is used in the production of methamphetamine, a highly addictive drug prevalent in the Midwest, and theft and other abuses of OTC products with that ingredient have been

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