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Missouri holds the dubious distinction of being #1 in domestic methamphetamine production. State Attorney General Chris Koster and Jean Peters Baker, the Jackson County Prosecutor, unveiled an effort to curb meth by shaming people who help drug producers get around limits on pseudoephedrine sales.  

Springfield, Missouri – With methamphetamine lab busts on the rise in Missouri, Governor Jay Nixon is calling on lawmakers to make certain cold medicines available only by prescription. The idea is to limit access to pseudoephedrine, a key meth ingredient. Nixon was in Springfield Tuesday to discuss the proposal. KSMU's Missy Shelton was there and files this report.

Springfield, MO – As of today (Tuesday), pharmacies across Missouri will have access to a new, computerized system to tell them if a customer has reached a legal limit of purchasing pseudoephedrine. Pseudoephedrine is found in many cold medicines; it's also a key ingredient in making methamphetamine.