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Ramsey predicts push for changes in Tennessee law covering decongestants

June 13th, 2013 7:08 am by Hank Hayes, NET News Service

Ramsey predicts push for changes in Tennessee law covering decongestants

There will be a “huge push” next year to require nasal decongestant medicines like Sudafed to be prescription only, Tennessee Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey told a Northeast Tennessee Association of Realtors legislative luncheon Wednesday in Gray.

“That’s going to be tough,” Ramsey, R-Blountville, said. “That’s pushing government down on the people. All of us are going to have to balance that with what’s best for society.” 

Medicine that contains pseudoephedrine — such as Sudafed, Actifed, Contac and Claritin-D — currently can only be sold in pharmacies and must be kept behind the counter in Tennessee.

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