Delaware bill would ban nonprescription cough suppressant sales to minors

(AP Photo)

(AP Photo)

The state Senate is poised to vote this week on a bill banning sales of a popular cough suppressant to anyone under 18 in Delaware unless they have a prescription.

 

The legislation to be voted on Tuesday seeks to limit over-the-counter sales of dextromethorphan, or DXM, to minors.

The measure, which cleared the House unanimously last month, is aimed at youngsters who abuse DXM to get high.

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Any business that sold dextromethorphan in violation of the legislation would receive a warning letter from the Office of Controlled Substances for the first violation. A second violation would result in a fine of up to $150, which could range up to $250 for third or subsequent violations.

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