Thursday, June 16, 2011

Get well soon ... or else

Got a cold? If you live in North Carolina, you might just receive a "get well soon ... or else" card from the State Bureau of Investigation (SBI).

The North Carolina General Assembly is poised to pass HB 12, a bill that would require drug stores to
before completing a sale of a product containing a pseudoephedrine product, electronically submit the required information to the National Precursor Log Exchange (NPLEx) administered by the National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators (NADDI)... The seller shall not complete the sale if the system generates a stop alert.
The bill further requires that the information retailers provide to the NADDI on North Carolina residents be forwarded on a weekly basis to the SBI.

All that state cold sufferers need to do to make it into the NADDI and SBI databases and be treated as criminal suspects is purchase medicine with pseudoephedrine (e.g., Sudfed).

So much for the NC GOP wanting to reduce regulations for businesses and get "big government" off our backs. Democrats can share the blame as well.