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    7-Eleven Stops Sale of Some Cold Meds in Washington

    Anti-meth law makes selling them too inconvenient.

    TACOMA, Wash. – 7-Eleven convenience stores in Washington will no longer sell cold medicines that contain an ingredient used to make methamphetamine, reported the Associated Press.

    The chain told AP it would be too inconvenient for clerks to follow a new rule and keep a record of every sale. The company has 225 stores in Washington.

    State Pharmacy Board rules taking effect next year require stores to track the sale of medicines that contain pseudoephedrine. Oct. 1 was the deadline for stores to remove those products from shelves for sale at customer service counters, according to AP.

    Starting in January, buyers also must show photo identification and sign a record of the sale with their date of birth and address. State lawmakers approved the new rules as a way to crack down on the manufacturer and sale of methamphetamine, according to the report.

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