HUNTSVILLE, Tenn. — Some Scott County pharmacists have taken Sudafed off their shelves in an effort to slow methamphetamine manufacturing.
A number of drug stores have replaced Sudafed with Nexafed. WVLT-TV reported pharmacists say the ingredients are the same, but there is an important difference in the medicines.
If meth makers try to extract pseudoephedrine (soo-doh-ehf-EH’-drin) from the new pills, they won’t break down, instead turning into a thick paste.
The station reported all of the family-owned pharmacies in Scott County have switched compounds, but the chain stores have not.
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