Nah, my bitch with CVS is they constantly call you with fucking
bullshit. I finally had to have them take my number off their files
because it can't be on them and just marked "Do not call".
Their fucking computers won't do that.
That's why I took a magnet to the back of my ID. It never works for them to scan it, so they have to input the info manually. At least that way I know they're only getting my name and address. I don't know what other info is included on the mag-strip (maaaaaaaaaaannnn).
Congress passed the Combat Methamphetamine Epidemic Act of 2005 ("CMEA") as an amendment to the renewal of the USA PATRIOT Act. Signed into law by president George W. Bush on March 6, 2006, the act amended 21 U.S.C.§ 830, concerning the sale of pseudoephedrine-containing products. The law mandated two phases, the first needing to be implemented by April 8, 2006, and the second phase to be completed by September 30, 2006. The first phase dealt primarily with implementing the new buying restrictions based on amount, while the second phase encompassed the requirements of storage, employee training, and record keeping.[SUP][/SUP] Though the law was mainly directed at pseudoephedrine products it also applies to all over the counter products containing:ephedrine, pseudoephedrine, and phenylpropanolamine, their salts, optical isomers, and salts of optical isomers.[SUP][/SUP] Pseudoephedrine was defined as a "scheduled listed chemical product" under 21 U.S.C.§ 802(45(A)). The act included the following requirements for merchants ("regulated sellers") who sell such products:
Required a retrievable record of all purchases, identifying the name and address of each party, to be kept for two years
Required verification of proof of identity of all purchasers
Required protection and disclosure methods in the collection of personal information
Required reports to the Attorney General of any suspicious payments or disappearances of the regulated products
Required training of employees with regard to the requirements of the CMEA. Retailers must self-certify as to training and compliance.
The non-liquid dose form of regulated products may only be sold in unit dose blister packs
Regulated products must be stored behind the counter or in a locked cabinet in such a way as to restrict public access
Sales limits (per customer):
Daily sales limit—must not exceed 3.6 grams of pseudoephedrine base without regard to the number of transactions
30-day (not monthly) sales limit—must not exceed 7.5 grams of pseudoephedrine base if sold by mail order or "mobile retail vendor"
30-day purchase limit—must not exceed 9 grams of pseudoephedrine base. (A misdemeanor possession offense under 21 U.S.C.§ 844a for the person who buys it.)
Oregon and Mississippi require a prescription for the purchase of products containing pseudoephedrine.[SUP][/SUP][SUP][/SUP] Oregon reduced the number of methamphetamine lab seizures from 467 in 2004, (the final full year before implementation of the prescription only law),[SUP][/SUP] to a new low of 12 in 2009.[SUP][/SUP] Some municipalities in Missouri have enacted similar ordinances, including Washington,[SUP][/SUP] Union,[SUP][/SUP] New Haven,[SUP][/SUP] and Cape Girardeau.[SUP][/SUP] Certain pharmacies in Terre Haute, Indiana do so as well.[SUP]
Don't worry... Jon the Mop is deep undercover running a multiagency task force as we speak. He's going to spring the trap any down now and shut all of that meth-cooking malarky down. Then we can go back to unrestricted access to sniffle pills by the pallet load.
Well the script route for it is a pain as you have to see a doctor... but it did seem to cut down on the number of labs found.
Wish I could remember the documentary I saw about this... some old DEA agent basically got the precursors for ludes being made basically stopping the production of them... and then he tried to do something similar with pseudoephedrine... and then the drug companies had a shit fit.
This is the new formula for methamphetamine: a two-liter soda bottle, a few handfuls of cold pills and some noxious chemicals. Shake the bottle and the volatile reaction produces one of the world's most addictive drugs.
Only a few years ago, making meth required an elaborate lab — with filthy containers simmering over open flames, cans of flammable liquids and hundreds of pills. The process gave off foul odors, sometimes sparked explosions and was so hard to conceal that dealers often "cooked" their drugs in rural areas.
But now drug users are making their own meth in small batches using a faster, cheaper and much simpler method with ingredients that can be carried in a knapsack and mixed on the run. The "shake-and-bake" approach has become popular because it requires a relatively small number of pills of the decongestant pseudoephedrine — an amount easily obtained under even the toughest anti-meth laws that have been adopted across the nation to restrict large purchases of some cold medication.
"Somebody somewhere said, 'Wait — this requires a lot less pseudoephedrine, and I can fly under the radar,'" said Mark Woodward, spokesman for the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs Control.
New method catching on
An Associated Press review of lab seizures and interviews with state and federal law enforcement agents found that the new method is rapidly spreading across the nation's midsection and is contributing to a spike in the number of meth cases after years of declining arrests.
The new formula does away with the clutter of typical meth labs, and it can turn the back seat of a car or a bathroom stall into a makeshift drug factory. Some addicts have even made the drug while driving.
The pills are crushed, combined with some common household chemicals and then shaken in the soda bottle. No flame is required.
Using the new formula, batches of meth are much smaller but just as dangerous as the old system, which sometimes produces powerful explosions, touches off intense fires and releases drug ingredients that must be handled as toxic waste.
"If there is any oxygen at all in the bottle, it has a propensity to make a giant fireball," said Sgt. Jason Clark of the Missouri State Highway Patrol's Division of Drug and Crime Control. "You're not dealing with rocket scientists here anyway. If they get unlucky at all, it can have a very devastating reaction."
One little mistake, such as unscrewing the bottle cap too fast, can result in a huge blast, and police in Alabama, Oklahoma and other states have linked dozens of flash fires this year — some of them fatal — to meth manufacturing.
"Every meth recipe is dangerous, but in this one, if you don't shake it just right, you can build up too much pressure, and the container can pop," Woodward said.