New Law Restricting Meth Ingredients Signed

Governor Doyle signed has signed a law that restricts access to cold medicines that contain a key ingredient to make methamphetamine.

Under the legislation, Wisconsinites will no longer be able to buy cold medicines containing pseudoephedrine over the counter except in the liquid form or gel caps. Pseudoephedrine is a main ingredient in a number of over-the-counter drugs like Sudafed and Sinutab.

People who want to buy those medications would need to get them from a pharmacist or pharmacy technician, show a picture identification card and sign a log book so authorities can track sales.

Wisconsin's neighboring states all have similar laws