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Statement from the Consumer Healthcare Products Association on Mississippi Bill that Limits Consumer Access to Cold and Allergy Medicines Containing Pseudoephedrine by Requiring a Prescription
Date:2/2/2010

WASHINGTON, Feb. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement by Linda A. Suydam, D.P.A., president of the Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA), in response to Senate passage of legislation which will require a prescription to access over-the-counter cold and allergy medicines containing pseudoephedrine:

"We are disappointed that the Mississippi Senate chose to overlook consumer sentiment and passed a bill today that will significantly impact how cold and allergy sufferers access some of their medicines. While well-intentioned, this bill will impose an unnecessary burden on Mississippians, despite there being a better and more effective solution to address the state's meth production problem.

"Under this legislation, if only half of those Mississippians who rely on these medicines are now forced to visit a doctor to obtain a prescription for these cold and allergy medicines containing pseudoephedrine, the cost to the healthcare system would be over $7 million. Additional impacts to the state include a loss of over half-a-million dollars from lost sales tax revenue, and notable cost increases to the state's Medicaid program and state employee and retiree programs. In a time of economic scrutiny, this option is counterproductive in addressing the current crisis in healthcare delivery—especially among Mississippi's uninsured and medically underserved.

"In the short time that this debate has been underway, Mississippians have spoken out that this is not the right way to address methamphetamine abuse. From comments on media stories to calls to the state legislature, many consumers have expressed outrage that the state is rushing to push this law through—especially when a more effective alt
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