FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Republican Sen. Robert Stivers of Manchester has withdrawn his proposal to regulate the sale of over-the-counter cold and allergy medicines used in making methamphetamine.
Stivers said Thursday he withdrew the measure because of "the status of the bill."
The proposal would have required a prescription for more than 7.5 grams a month of pseudoephedrine and similar drugs.
Stivers said he was looking at "different alternatives" that might have "substantial support and not be divisive."
He said the advertising and lobbying campaign by the Consumer Healthcare Products Association and other groups "had an impact" on the outcome.
Stivers wouldn't say what alternatives might be considered as early as next week until he has had private discussions with other legislators.
The proposal is Senate Bill 50.
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