Some over-the-counter flu remedies could face restrictions, amid fears that they are being used to produce the highly addictive drug, crystal meth.
It is feared that pseudoephedrine and ephedrine, contained in certain flu remedies such as Lemsips, can be used to make the drug.
The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency is considering making these ingredients prescription-only.
The highly addictive substance affects the central nervous system and can cause serious physical and psychological harm.
So it’s cheap, can be made relatively easily and a hit lasts for over 8 hours? What could go possibly go wrong?
Cover of The Educator, Spring 2006