The bills give pharmacists a bigger role in helping stem the state’s meth cooking crisis.
Both are similar to bills advanced last week through Senate committee.
The committee discussed three bills – one requires people to be a patient-of-record with a pharmacy in order to have unfettered access to pseudoephedrine.
The House shot down a prescription-only bill targeting pseudoephedrine sales, but two other bills targeting meth production advanced out of Senate committee.
Sen. Randy Head wants to put pseudoephedrine products behind the counter and require pharmacists to question customers before selling them the drugs.
Pseudoephedrine is found in common cold medicines but is also a key ingredient in methamphetamine.
Indiana leads the nation in the number of meth lab seizures, causing hundreds of homes to be contaminated with dangerous chemicals each year.
The bill calls for the state’s courts and police to update the database pharmacies use to track sales of over-the-counter of cold and allergy medication.
State Police are receiving federal money to fight the drug.
The new initiative is a public-private partnership to inform consumers that smurfing, or purchasing medicines for meth makers, is a criminal offense.