References

State-Specific Methamphetamine-Related Incidences

*Drug Enforcement Administration. Methamphetamine lab incidents, 2004-2011. http://www.justice.gov/dea/resource-center/meth-lab-maps.shtml. Accessed September 28, 2012.

Chattanooga Times Free Press. Finding allergy relief could be more difficult for Tennesseans under proposed regulations. http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2012/oct/10/finding-relief-could-be-more-difficult/. Accessed October 12, 2012.

The Atlantic Wire. West Virginia meth labs are tracking at more than one a day. http://www.theatlanticwire.com/national/2012/02/west-virginia-meth-lab-busts-are-tracking-more-one-day/49278/. Accessed October 4, 2012.

§Office of Drug Control Strategy. National drug control strategy, 2012. http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/ondcp/2012_ndcs.pdf. Accessed September 19, 2012.

Other References

1. Data on file, Acura Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Palatine, IL.

2. Office of National Drug Control Policy. Methamphetamine trends in the United States. http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/ondcp/Fact_Sheets/pseudoephedrine_fact_sheet_7-16-10_0.pdf. Published July 2010. Accessed September 20, 2012.

3. Drug Enforcement Administration. Methamphetamine lab incidents, 2004-2011. http://www.justice.gov/dea/resource-center/meth-lab-maps.shtml. Accessed September 28, 2012.

4. Nicosia N, Pacula RL, Kilmer B, Lundberg R, Chiesa J. 2009. The economic cost of methamphetamine use in the United States, 2005. http://www.rand.org/content/dam/rand/pubs/monographs/2009/RAND_MG829.pdf. Accessed September 7, 2012.

5. Labeling of nasal decongestant products. 21 CFR §341.80.

6. Sudafed® Congestion ingredients. http://www.sudafed.com/products/adult/sinus-congestion/sudafed-congestion#Ingredients. Accessed December 7, 2012.

7. Walden J. The top 100 drug store markets. Chain Drug Review. October 22, 2012:44.

8. Brzeczko AW, Leech R, Stark JG. The advent of a new pseudoephedrine product to combat methamphetamine abuse.Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse. 2013;39(5):284-290.

E-Detail Calculation Assumptions

Calculations are based on:

  • The amount of pseudoephedrine (30 mg) in a 24-tablet box of Sudafed®6
  • The number of kilograms of methamphetamine seized in 2005 in the United States4
  • The number of pharmacies in each state7