We all know meth labs are a problem, but there is already a procedure in place to control the sale of “over the counter cold medications,” that contain pseudoephedrine. Pseudoephedrine is an ingredient in the manufacture of meth. Pharmacists already are required to check ID’s, record, and report who buys these “over the counter” meds. Your Bullitt County Rep., Linda Belcher is sponsoring a bill in Frankfort that would require all law-abiding citizens to get a doctor’s prescription in order to buy simple cold medications.
This bill is likely to pass, (but not yet). So the first time you have a sniffle, and you are waiting in your doctor’s office to pay your “co-pay,” remember Mrs. Belcher. If you want to know what she looks like just look at the Courier-Journal Neighborhoods section, advertisement by “Jewish Hospital,” Mrs. Belcher’s face is prominent. Also, you can see her face on the huge billboard next to I-65, north of the Brooks exit. This sign also paid for by Jewish. Makes you wonder.
Mrs. Belcher’s phone number is 502-957-2793 home, in Frankfort 502-564-8100 ext. 663.