Governor Watch '08: Cooper Gets Tough on Sudafed offers news of AG Cooper's plan to limit methamphetamine production by moving Sudafed (and all other pills containing pseudoephedrine and ephedrine) behind pharmacy counters. Sucks for me: I get sinus headaches and enjoy being able to find pseudoephedrine at any gas station; also, where will I get my meth ingredients? ( <== Joke ) We'll see how the idea plays with the rest of the state, but I'm underwhelmed. Now increasing the minimum wage, on the other hand.... Moore: 1; Cooper: eh.


Sniffle sniffle

I'll have to do some real research on this, but I seem to recall that the practice of putting the "drines" behind the counter is cosmetic and ineffective window dressing that does absolutely nothing to reduce illegal meth production.

Sadly, we live in a world where publicity stunts seem more important than serious action. I view Cooper's action as one more ridiculous tactic in the insane war on drugs.

Frankly, we'd be better off if Cooper declared obesity illegal and put all candy and softdrinks behind the counter too.

And shouldn't beer be "behind" the counter too?

And what about nail clippers that could be used in terrist attacks?

And then there's Nyquil?

And don't forget about gasoline that could be used to make bombs.

Hell, we should put the whole world behind the pharmacy counter. Then we'd really be safe.


PS Sorry for the pissy mood lately. There's just so much to be unhappy about.

gel tabs stay out from what I understand...

I also get sinus headaches, but I don't take too many meds. I heard gel tabs will not be behind the counter and that you are limited to a certain number of boxes per month.

Anglico - I haven't noticed your pissy mood, but I've been a bit cross myself. I think it has to do with this holding pattern. The only thing advancing is Alito's nomination and that just sucks. I want indictments!

I think my mood will also pick up when the filing deadline is up in NC and we know who is running where.

Vote Democratic! The ass you save may be your own.

Anglico, That was funny.

That was funny. Personally, I think the sudafed behind the counter pushes more people into armed robbery and away from shop lifting (they are going to steal it one way or the other).
You want to talk about "behind the counter", I just went to Blockbuster for the first time in several moons and had to deal with the ALLEY OF DEATH. That is, the long waiting aisle, surrounded on both sides by candy and colored crap. Given the food allergies in our family, this amounts to...THE ALLEY OF DEATH!

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.

The alley of death!


And I love naming stuff like that. For example, our family uses the term "snark park" in reference to commercial development around major interchanges on interstate highways. Usually a McDonalds, an Exxon station, a Payless or Dollar store, and so on. Some grow up to include a Super Walmart and a Home Depot! And I wouldn't be surprised if some even become towns.

Alley of Death
Snark Park

Any others?

I think Southern Dem is

I think Southern Dem is right about geltabs. I saw DayQuil (which is basically just Sudafed with Tylenol) geltabs on the Harris Teeter shelf just out there easy to get. They're a tad more pricey though...see if your drugstore has an off-brand of it.