The Pseudoephedrine Purchasing Database
Every time you try to buy products containing pseudoephedrine, the pharmacy is required by law to enter that information in a national database. If you try to buy too much, you could be busted.
*A pharmacy cannot sell to the same person products containing more than 3.6 grams of pseudoephedrine per day, or more than 9 grams per 30-day period. Likewise, you cannot purchase more than 3.6 grams per day, or more than 9 grams per 30-day period. If convicted of breaking this law, you could face up to one year in jail.
*Pharmacists or pharmacy interns must now counsel potential purchasers of products containing pseudoephedrine. The pharmacy may decline to sell the drug if it is deemed not to be for a legitimate medical purpose.
*As of January 1, 2012, all pharmacies must use a national database that records the purchases of products containing pseudoephedrine. This national database has a stop sale mechanism for potential purchases over the allowable purchase limit and anyone on the state meth offender registry.