Breaking News Bar
updated: 9/4/2013 7:02 AM

Health groups try to raise awareness of 'smurfing'

hello
Success - Article sent! close
 
Associated Press

EVANSVILLE, Ind. -- The Indiana attorney general's office and several industry groups are launching a statewide campaign to raise public awareness of criminals who purchase cold and allergy medicines containing pseudoephedrine to sell to methamphetamine cooks.

The practice is called "smurfing."

Order Reprint Print Article
 
Interested in reusing this article?
Custom reprints are a powerful and strategic way to share your article with customers, employees and prospects.
The YGS Group provides digital and printed reprint services for Daily Herald. Complete the form to the right and a reprint consultant will contact you to discuss how you can reuse this article.
Need more information about reprints? Visit our Reprints Section for more details.

Contact information ( * required )

Success - request sent close

The Indiana Pharmacists Alliance, the Indiana Retailers Council, the Consumer Healthcare Products Association and other groups announced the anti-smurfing campaign Tuesday in Evansville.

The effort aims to inform consumers through signage at the point of sale that the simple act of buying certain cold or allergy product for a stranger can fuel Indiana's methamphetamine problem.

The public-private partnership was developed by the Consumer Healthcare Products Association, a national association representing the makers of over-the-counter medicines.

Share this page
Comments ()
Guidelines: Keep it civil and on topic; no profanity, vulgarity, slurs or personal attacks. People who harass others or joke about tragedies will be blocked. If a comment violates these standards or our terms of service, click the X in the upper right corner of the comment box. To find our more, read our FAQ.
    help here