The bill would create a statewide electronic logging system to monitor the sale of meth ingredients such as ephedrine and pseudoephedrine. It does not carry a ``stop sale'' requirement because of concerns about the safety of pharmacists and pharmacy technicians.
Last year Missouri enacted a law to link pharmacies statewide so police could identify people who buy large quantities of meth precursors. That measure has not been implemented because of a lack of funding.
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