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Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Dec 10, 2013

Cities and counties passing local ordinances to require a prescription for medications containing pseudoephedrine run afoul of existing state law, according to state Attorney General Bob Cooper, Humphrey on the Hill reports. In an opinion released Monday, Cooper said any local ordinance requiring a prescription would violate the “Meth-Free Tennessee Act of 2005” codified at Tenn. Code Ann. § 39-17-431. Several local governments have enacted such ordinances, though bills to require prescriptions have failed in the legislature. Read more from Knoxnews or download the opinion.