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NEW POLL: Majority of Allegan County Voters Oppose Prescription Only PSE Requirements
Date:9/30/2013

WASHINGTON, Sept. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) released the following statement today on a recent poll of Allegan County, Michigan, voters conducted by Magellan Strategies and underwritten by CHPA. The poll, which surveyed 726 Allegan County voters between September 25th and 26th , found that a 62-percent-majority of Allegan County residents oppose a proposed law that would require all consumers to obtain a doctor's prescription before buying safe and effective cold and allergy medicines containing pseudoephedrine (PSE).

"The findings of the recent Allegan County poll are consistent with what we've seen in polls conducted across Michigan and throughout the country," said Scott Melville, president and chief executive officer of CHPA. "The same pattern has emerged in every state that we've surveyed: the majority of consumers oppose the prescription-only approach because it leads to significant economic burdens produced by unnecessary time off work and additional copays."

Allegan County officials are currently considering legislation that would implement a prescription requirement for popular cold and allergy medicine containing pseudoephedrine within the county limits. The proposal is set to be discussed at a September 30th town hall meeting, yet it has already come under fire from residents who recognize it as an overreach of government power.

"Mandating a prescription requirement at the local level is not an effective solution to stop the illegal sale of pseudoephedrine.  Rather than pursue a policy that would burden responsible taxpayers, city leaders should work with their state delegation to focus on balanced solutions that penalize criminals, not law-abiding consumers," Melville said.

Key findings from the poll (Courtesy of Magellan Strategies)

  • By a large margin of 62%-28%, Allegan County voters oppose the proposal to require everyone who wants to buy cold or allergy medicines containing pseudoephedrine to first get a prescription from a doctor.   
  • Nearly half of all respondents (47%) say they "strongly oppose" a prescription requirement for medicine containing pseudoephedrine while less than a quarter (20%) "strongly support" such a policy.
  • The strongest opposition to the law is among consumers that have children ages 18 or younger, with 68% opposing the new law and 27% supporting it.


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