Meth fills hospitals with burn patients
1/23/11 CBS.com (MO)
ST. LOUIS — A crude new method of making methamphetamine poses a risk even to Americans who never get anywhere near the drug: It is filling hospitals with thousands of uninsured burn patients requiring millions of dollars in advanced treatment — a burden so costly that it's contributing to the closure of some burn units.
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Meth lab on the rise in Northwest NC
1/23/12 SCNOW.com (NC)
WILKESBORO, N.C. --The number of methamphetamine labs being found in Northwest North Carolina is on the rise again. The discovery of clandestine meth labs had dropped markedly after a 2006 law required that certain cold medicines — ones that can be used in making meth — be placed behind pharmacy counters so they aren't as easily accessible. Read Full Story
Murder No Surprise In Meth Capital Of US
1/23/12 Turnon23.com (CA)
FRESNO, Calif. -- When a 23-year-old Fresno woman fatally shot her two toddlers and a cousin, critically wounded her husband then turned the gun on herself last Sunday, investigators immediately suspected methamphetamine abuse in what otherwise was inexplicable carnage. Read Full Story...
Bedford tries again with meth bill
1/23/12 Times-Daily.com (AL)
State Sen. Roger Bedford is not giving up on a bill that would limit access to the key ingredient in the manufacturing of methamphetamine. Bedford, D-Russellville, has prefiled a bill that will make pseudoephedrine, the key ingredient needed to make meth, only accessible by a prescription. He plans to introduce the bill when the 2012 legislative session begins in February. Read Full Story...
Meth battle must continue
1/23/12 Journalnow.com (NC)
State officials are very pleased with the immediate effects of a new law that limits distribution of a key ingredient in methamphetamine production. But North Carolinians must remain vigilant in this fight, because the drug producers will adapt and take new steps to make this menace. Read Full Story...