“Suing Cold Medication Manufacturers Because Drug Dealers Make Drugs out of the Medication”

If it seems like a far-out idea — suing legitimate makers of cold and allergy medications containing ephedrine and pseudoephedrine because underground labs use them to make meth — be aware that it’s actually been tried, by public officials in the Midwest, often working closely with ambitious private contingency-fee lawyers. The Eighth Circuit has just rejected one such case in Ashley County v. Pfizer; Eugene Volokh and commenters discuss.

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  • I expect you’ll find that water and electricity are also required to make crystal meth, and the companies that supply these have quite a high turnover.

    Anyone fancy a go?