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Survey Finds Patients Oppose Prescription Mandate for OTC Medicines Containing Pseudoephedrine
Date:1/24/2011

211; a system that is already working in more than a dozen states.

When faced with the choice, 63% of asthma, allergy, cold, cough and flu sufferers said they agree the implementation of e-tracking would be the most effective way of preventing medication sales for illegal uses without penalizing those who truly need them. Only 18% say they agree that a doctor's prescription would be the most effective way.

"New, smart technology is the best way to fight illegal methamphetamines," according to Chris Ward, a lifetime asthma patient, Past-President of AAFA's national Board of Directors and a career professional in the technology and life-science industry. "Using a multi-state electronic blocking technology can be an effective tool to catch criminals while still preserving access to these medicines, and not over-burdening physicians with more prescribing decisions," says Ward.

Among the chief reasons patients in the survey prefer e-tracking include:

  • It is more effective and less burdensome than requiring prescriptions (66% support);
  • It doesn't infringe on law-abiding citizens who want easy and immediate access to the OTC meds they need (49% oppose a prescription requirement for this reason);
  • E-tracking builds on the existing framework and law enforcement in states and regions (65% support);
  • It can be updated in real-time (59% support); and,
  • Health records remain private and protected (65% support).

AAFA has posted the survey report online for the public and policymakers at www.aafa.org/pse so people can learn what to do in their own states to fight meth while also preserving access to OTC medications.

"Patients are really concerned about extreme local laws that limit their freedom to access meds," says Tringale, "and AAFA is working with patients nationwide to teach lawmakers about solutions like e-tracking. We
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