CVS stops some pseudoephedrine sales in W.Va.

Local - 7/7/2014 9:05 AM by Rebecca Turco

CHARLESTON - CVS Pharmacy is no longer selling some cold medications that contain pseudoephedrine at its stores in West Virginia.

The sales ban applies to medications that have pseudoephedrine as their only active ingredient. Pseudoephedrine is also used to illegally manufacture methamphetamine.

CVS has 50 stores in the state and a spokesperson said the sales ban is also in effect at 40 stores in neighboring states within 15 miles of the West Virginia border.

Rite Aid and Fruth Pharmacy stopped selling single-ingredient pseudoephedrine medications in West Virginia last year, and Walgreen's notified U.S. Senator Joe Manchin's office last week that it plans to stop such sales in the state.

Police have seized 207 meth labs across the state this year.


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