Target Takes Action on Products Containing Pseudoephedrine

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Target is putting all products containing pseudoephedrine, the key ingredient in the manufacturing of the illegal drug methamphetamine, for purchase behind the pharmacy counter.

In stores where there is no pharmacy, products containing pseudoephedrine will not be sold.

Target is the first national retailer to voluntarily decide to place pseudoephedrine-based cough, cold and allergy products behind the pharmacy counter. This new policy will go into effect at all Target stores within the next 60-90 days.

“We believe that this is the right thing to do for our guests, team members and the communities we serve to help curb the growing production and distribution of meth,” said Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Bob Ulrich.

Guests who purchase products containing pseudoephedrine will continue to be limited to two packages per transaction or to more stringent restrictions as required by local law.

Several municipalities and states have passed or are considering legislation regarding the sale of pseudoephedrine products. Congress is also considering legislation. “As a national retailer, it is becoming increasingly difficult to meet the requirements of each individual city, county and state law,” said Mary Kelly, VP, GMM, Health, Beauty and Pharmacy. “Our new policy will allow us to be more consistent and will serve the interests of the communities in which we operate by helping to prevent manufacturing of this debilitating substance.”

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