MAULDIN, S.C. — By September of last year, a new category of drug had emerged: over-the-counter medicines that do not require a prescription but still call for the intervention of a pharmacist or other retail employee. With the passage of the federal Combat Methamphetamine Act, part of the Patriot Act renewal in March 2006, retail sales restrictions on the ingredient pseudoephedrine were enacted, limiting the amount that can be purchased. On Sept. 30, 2006, final provisions of the act went ...
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