01/27/2005: More on Sudafed sales restrictions
Here are some updates on the Senate bill restricting sales of the decongestant pseudoephedrine, which I blogged about yesterday.
Senator Evan Bayh (D-Illinois) is one of the bill's co-sponsors. "Your ordinary, law-abiding citizen isn't going to object," said Senator Bayh. I guess we know what that makes me. Bayh now has the honor of being added my list of "Democrats I won't vote for in the 2008 presidential primary."
Jacob Sullum points out the futility of clamping down on psuedoephedrine. There are several different substances that can be used as a precursor to methamphetamine, and in the past when access to one has been restricted, manufacturers have moved to another.
UPDATE: Add Tom Harkin (D) and Charles Grassley (R) of Iowa to the list of sponsors of this rubbish.
(þ Radley Balko.)
Brock on 01.27.05 @ 09:52 PM CST