This edition of The Pulse of St. Louis takes a closer look at the meth problem in Missouri and what's being done to solve the growing problem. Many communities are passing laws that require a prescription to purchase over-the-counter cold and allergy medicines that contain pseudoephedrine, a key ingredient to make meth.
Anti-meth advocate, Sgt. Jason Grellner with the Franklin County Sheriff's Department unveils a new drug designed to treat colds and allergies. Sgt. Grellner says the drug will also shut down meth labs across the country.
The Executive Director of the local chapter of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, Joy Krieger doesn't believe a prescription should be required to purchase cold and allergy medicines. Krieger supports a new computer database system that tracks pseudoephedrine sales throughout the state.