Fruth Meth Resistent Drug

By: Jillian Risberg Email
By: Jillian Risberg Email

If you've noticed how many products from cold medicine to baby formula are now behind the counter, one pharmacy is pushing back at the pushers.

They changed the formula for those wanting to extract the building blocks for meth from over counter products.

Fruth Pharmacy, which has 27 stores in West Virginia and Ohio is selling a drug called Nexafed.

The tablet contains the active ingredient pseudoephedrine, similar to the popular brand-name allergy drug Sudafed.

But if an abuser tries to extract the pseudoephedrine out of Nexafed to make meth it breaks down into a thick gel that stops production in its tracks.

Fruth will keep stocking other pseudoephedrine products offering different dosages than Nexafed.

Meth production continues to be a major problem in West Virginia. Statewide – authorities have seized more than 300 meth labs since January.

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