CVS Quits Selling Pseudoephedrine Medication

CVS Pharmacy is no longer selling some cold medications that contain pseudoephedrine at its stores in West Virginia. The sales ban applies to medications that have pseudoephedrine as their only active ingredient. Pseudoephedrine also is used to illegally manufacture meth. CVS spokesman Mike DeAngelis tells the Charleston Gazette that the sales ban also is in effect at 40 stores in neighboring states that are within 15 miles of the West Virginia border. There are 50 stores in West Virginia. Ride Aid and Fruth Pharmacy stopped selling single-ingredient pseudoephedrine medications in West Virginia last year.