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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Starting Thursday, a new Kentucky law will cutback even more on the amount of some cold medication you buy at the store.
One box of Mucinex, for explain, is equivalent to about 1.08 grams. This new law will cut you back a couple boxes each month.
In an effort to cut down on meth manufacturing, a new law lowers the amount of pseudoephedrine and ephedrine you can buy from 9 grams to 7.2 grams.
Local pharmacies like Art Jacobs are prepared for the change.
They installed Meth Check, an electronic log that tracks how much pseudoephedrine someone buys.
Jacob says, "If they exceed the legal limits in the meth check program it comes up no matter where they're getting it in the state and it will automatically block them getting it."
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America has some concerns. They say, "This law will force thousands of Kentucky allergy patients to make frequent visits to their doctors to request special exceptions for these medications, adding significant costs for patients."
But Art Jacob insists it won't be an issue. He says, "I think that 7.2 grams is an adequate amount for people to buy and still control their allergies or any symptoms they may have I don't think it will have any effect on them at all."
The law will also limit pseudoephedrine to 24 grams a year, after that you'll need a prescription.