Debra J. Saunders

The Consumer Healthcare Products Association warned that if half of Americans who use pseudoephedrine drugs had to visit a doctor to get a prescription, it would cost $750 million per year. Meth addicts won't be burdened by any new laws. It's the law-abiding people who will pay.

Ethan Nadelmann, founder of the anti-drug war Drug Policy Alliance, asked, "Who suffers?"

I'll answer. Factor in the unnecessary health care costs, the long-term effects on supply and price, and the answer is: not meth addicts.

Debra J. Saunders

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