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.
Those in favor of more regulation for pseudoephedrine say similar actions in other states have significantly reduced meth labs and crime rates.
The new initiative is a public-private partnership to inform consumers that smurfing, or purchasing medicines for meth makers, is a criminal offense.
Proposed legislation would impose a yearly cap that limits how much ephedrine and pseudoephedrine a person can purchase.
The bill, which would tighten the amount of ephedrine and pseudoephedrine Hoosiers could buy annually, is headed to the state Senate.
Lawmakers say the bill would help curb methamphetamine production.
The electronic database was implemented to help Indiana police and pharmacists track the sale of cold medicines that can be used to produce methamphetamine.
Stricter limits on the purchase of ephedrine products may soon go into effect.