Friday, March 26, 2010

Your Mississippi Government Ignoring You...Suprised?

On February 11, 2010, Governor Barbour signed HB 512 placing an unnecessary burden on consumers suffering from cold and allergy symptoms.

I think I agree with Letha Wiley, a 62-year-old from Sardis, who said putting the restrictions on pseudoephedrine, a decongestant, won't stop meth addicts.

"That's the dumbest thing I've ever heard. Everybody can't afford to go to the doctor," Wiley said. "(Addicts) are going to do what they want to do. Lawmakers have got more important issues to deal with."

Kudos to the only four senators and fifteen representatives who voted against the bill:

John Horhn, D-Jackson
Walter Michel, R-Jackson
Willie Simmons, D-Cleveland
Chris McDaniel, R-Ellisville.

Kelvin Buck, D-District 5 - Benton, Marshall
Kimberly Campbell Buck, D-District 72 - Hinds, Madison
Tad Campbell, R-District 84 - Clarke, Jasper, Lauderdale, Newton
Bryant W. Clark, D-District 47 - Attala, Holmes, Yazoo
Alyce G. Clarke, D-District 69 - Hinds
Mary H. Coleman, D-District 65 - Hinds, Madison
Becky Currie, R-District 92 - Copiah, Franklin, Lincoln
Tyrone Ellis, D-District 38 - Clay, Lowndes, Noxubee, Oktibbeha
Steven A. Horne, R-District 81 - Clarke, Lauderdale
Billy Nicholson, R-District 78 - Neshoba, Newton, Scott
Omeria Scott, D-District 80 - Clarke, Jasper, Jones
Greg Snowden, R-District 83 - Clarke, Lauderdale
Johnny W. Stringer, D-District 87 - Jasper, Jones, Newton
Sara R. Thomas, D-District 31 - Sunflower
Joseph L. Warren, D-District 90 - Covington, Forrest, Jefferson Davis, Marion, Simpson

What medications will be affected?

Senate Judiciary B Committee Chairman Gray Tollison, D-Oxford, said the legislation would require prescriptions for about 10 drugs: Advil Cold and Sinus, Aleve D, Bronkaid, Claritin D, Mucinex D, Nyquil D, Primatene, Sudafed, Tylenol Sinus Severe Cold and Zyrtec D.

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