Instead, they suggested compromise legislation that will link Oklahoma's electronic tracking system for pseudoephedrine sales with other states and use real-time data to stop people from purchasing more than a limited amount of the drug. Similar high-tech tracking systems are in place in 17 other states. Those bills also reduce the amount pseudoephedrine a person can legally purchase from 9 grams per month to 7.2 grams per month, which Funderburk said will be the lowest gram amount in the nation. Similar bills in the House and Senate both have cleared committees.
"My proposal is a way to arm law enforcement with resources while allowing law-abiding citizens the ability to get the medicines they need," Sen. Rick Brinkley, R-Owasso, said in a statement. "Under this bill, consumers will still be able to do that without the burden and expense of a doctor's visit."
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