Government
6:33 am
Thu January 16, 2014

Haslam To Combat Meth Production

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam is planning to announce legislation today that seeks to combat methamphetamine production in his state.

Haslam's office noted that 268 children were removed from their homes last year due to meth-related incidents, and nearly 1,700 meth labs were seized.

The governor's announcement comes following a Vanderbilt University poll released last month that found two in three Tennesseans favor requiring a doctor's prescription for drugs such as Sudafed that are used to make meth.

Pharmaceutical industry representatives dispute those poll results, and argue that public opinion is still firmly opposed to requiring prescriptions for cold medications.