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  • Proposed Legislation Would Restrict Access to Common Cough Suppressant

    • 17 July 2012
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    A new piece of legislation introduced in the US Senate seeks to prevent the abuse of dextromethorphan, a popular cough suppressant found in many over-the-counter (OTC) products and the subject of increasing abuse. The bill, S. 3376 - The Preventing Abuse of Cough Treatments Act of 2012 (PACT Act) , was introduced in the Senate on 11 July by Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA) and is cosponsored by Sens. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK). In a statement , Casey sai...