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NEW POLL: Tennessee Voters Strongly Oppose Making Popular Cold and Allergy Meds Prescription Only
Date:2/13/2013

ernment affairs for CHPA. "There's no question that Tennessee still faces an uphill battle against meth production and abuse, but it's critically important for state leaders to give electronic tracking technology time to work. A prescription mandate would take away a vital tool for tracking and blocking suspicious purchasing activity."

In January 2012, Tennessee adopted a real-time, stop-sale pseudoephedrine tracking system, NPLEx. The proven system, fully operational in 25 states around the country, allows retailers to automatically block unlawful attempted purchases right at the sales counter. Law enforcement officials, in turn, can track suspicious purchasing activity and collect evidence against suspected meth cooks and dealers. In a little more than one year since implementation, Tennessee's system has already led directly to thousands of blocked pseudoephedrine sales and numerous meth lab seizures and arrests. Because it targets meth criminals, NPLEx ensures that responsible Tennessee workers and families will continue to have access to the cold and allergy medicines of their choice. As the new poll makes clear, a strong majority of Tennessee voters favors balanced legislation that won't impose higher costs and other burdens for honest citizens.

The poll was conducted February 4-6, 2013 and included interviews of 600 registered Tennessee voters. The poll has a margin of error of ± 4.00 percent.

CHPA is the 132-year-old-trade association representing U.S. manufacturers and distributors of over-the-counter medicines and dietary supplements.

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