SCOTTSBORO, AL (WAFF)- A pharmaceutical company has a new drug that helps you fight your cold with the strength of pseudoephedrine but restricts a meth cook's ability to extract the drug.
Company officials said lab tests show at least a fifty percent restriction in the ability to make meth.
In some instances, the ability to make methamphetamine is zero, and the cost is comparable with other brand names.
Big C Discount Drugs in Scottsboro is one of the suppliers of the drug called Nexafed.
Company officials said they have been able to use new "Impede" technology. It restricts the ability to extract pseudoephedrine from the pill causing it to turn into a gel-like substance and traps the pseudoephedrine if attempts are made.
Older forms of pseudo extraction are shown to be 100 percent effective, according to company officials citing lab tests.