Health: Who Moved My Sudafed?

The fall allergy season brings a new headache this year. Starting this week, allergy sufferers who want to treat their stuffy noses with pseudoephedrine (an active ingredient in Sudafed and similar over-the-counter remedies) will have to go to a pharmacist or salesclerk, show photo identification and sign a logbook recording their name and street address. The national rule, which echoes restrictions found in several states, is supposed to make it tougher for criminals to manufacture the illegal drug methamphetamine using packets of pseudoephedrine as its raw material. Allergy sufferers who don't want to go through the extra trouble had better have...

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