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  •  that said, people should be able to get... (2+ / 0-)
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    ... pharmaceutical licenses that enable them to purchase certain compounds with photo ID that might otherwise require a prescription.  

    These might include sudafed for people for whom the new replacement doesn't work, and plain codeine tablets or liquid for use as a cough syrup and pain reliever (safer than Tylenol), and various generics that have gone off the market for various reasons.  Under no circumstances would antibiotics be included since any misuse of antibiotics contributes to the development of resistant strains.

    Individuals would basically have to pass a test in pharmacology to get the license.  Licensing could be provided by being added to an existing state ID or driver's license with photo and other tamper-proof features.  Individuals buying whatever-it-is would be entered into a temporary database to catch "smurfing" attempts and to limit the quantities of medications they could purchase before having to get a prescription.  

    Yes this would tend to exclude dumb-bunnies, but so do licenses to fly airplanes.

    "Minus two votes for the Democrat" equals "plus one vote for the Republican." Arithmetic doesn't care about your feelings.

    by G2geek on Mon May 07, 2012 at 08:16:35 AM PDT

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