Letter: Online sales tracking helps in battling meth

Indiana has many societal problems. One of the most intractable is the use of methamphetamine. It destroys families, ruins lives and costs taxpayers millions of dollars in law enforcement and meth cleanup efforts.

Pseudoephedrine is one of the three main ingredients required to make meth. With advancing technology, the legislature worked with the pharmacy industry to create an online system that tracks sales of pseudoephedrine and prevents people from purchasing more than their legal limit. It also provides real-time data to police so that they can enforce our laws.

Hoosiers have debated the best strategy for reducing the scourge of meth. We can agree to disagree on strategy and tactics in the war on meth. The one thing upon which I hope we can all agree is the absolute necessity to be forthright and accurate about the information we provide the media and, through them, our fellow Hoosiers about the meth issue.

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