Got a cold? Just say NO!

“Excuse me, ma’am, do you have a license for that Sudafed?”

Iowa Looks Into Tough Restrictions on Cold-Medicine Sales

Holy freaking hell on toast. Have we run out of things to make laws about? Can we make life just a bit more annoying for people? What if someone lives out in East Buttmunch, Iowa, where there’s no pharmacy and it’s 10pm and they’re sniffling, sneezing, coughing and aching with a stuffy head and fever? They can’t stock up on Nyquil the next time they hit town. That’d be suspicious!

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5 Responses to Got a cold? Just say NO!

  1. Busy Mom says:

    Nope, only OK for those in West Buttmunch.

  2. Hey Lisa says:

    It’s already kept behind the counter at my local grocery and Kmart. Weird, eh?

  3. Jon Thompson says:

    As an Iowan, I fully support this. We have a _huge_ problem with meth in this state, mostly in rural areas. Right now, it is not common to be able to “stock up” on cold medicine because of store policies of not allowing more than x number of bottles to be sold (then they notify authorities).

    Oh, and West Buttmunch has a pharmacy. East buttmunch on the other hand…

    In fact most rural Iowan towns have access to a pharmacy, and most will deliver to surrounding towns, so the only people this will effect is the meth cookers, and the coffers of the convenience stores.

  4. Solonor says:

    I agree that it’s a problem. And I agree with the rules against stocking up. But why limit the “purchase with an ID” rule to pharmacies? Why can’t other outlets (like convenience stores) be allowed to sell by following those rules… like they already have to for cigarettes and beer? Punish the stores and consumers that don’t follow the rules, not everybody just because it’s easier.

  5. go fish says:

    It’s a sick sad world [in Iowa]

    Iowa must be a really boring place. I say this because the Iowa Governor’s Office is searching high and low…

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