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Sen. Dianne Feinstein, CA, wants to make us get a prescription to get Pseudoephedrine, the cold medication we used to be able to walk in and buy.
It seems some people "cook" it and make a harmful drug, methamphetamine. Because of this, you already have to show an id to buy it.
I called her office and stated my opposition to any
requirement that I have to get a prescription to buy a cold medicine
such as pseudoephedrine on grounds that I would have to
1. Get an appointment, which might take a week unless I declare an emergency.
2. Wait for the doctor, usually in the presence of sick people eager
to infect me, the whole thing taking an hour or two.
3. Drive my car (gasoline maybe $4 a gallon)
4. Pay $25 co-pay (I wonder if Sen. Feinstein has to pay co-pay?).
all this for something I used to be able to walk down the street and buy.
And all this, multiplied by hundreds of thousands of senior citizens
on Medicare similarly situated, costing us poor consumers god knows
how much in wear, tear and money, for the dubious outcome of delaying
or making difficult the purchase of pseudoephedrine for conversion to
I wonder if any others would be willing to communicate to Sen. Feinstein that she has a bad idea.
If so, you can call her office
ask for her healthcare aide, Megan Thompson, and leave a voicemail.
This will be especially effective if you state your name and CALIFORNIA home town clearly and if you leave a CALIFORNIA phone number and ask for a return call.
The California part is important because she will respond to her voters first...
What do you think?