March 07, 2012

How to Make Sudafed from Meth

Given the increasing difficulty in obtaining "over-the-counter" sudafed (pseudoephedrine) to the point where it is easier to obtain the illegal drug methylamphetamine, a chemist has written a paper describing how to make sudafed from meth using reagants found in any well-stocked chemistry lab.

For those who have been living in a hole, sudafed is a good nasal decongestant medication often used for nasal congestion and allergies that is now only found behind the pharmacy counter and dispensed in limited quantities with a record kept of who has purchased. Why?

Because one can make methylamphetamine (meth) from it.

Well, with all the chronic drug shortages, it's a good thing we now have a way to make sudafed from meth.

Read the process here.

First reported in Scientific American.

(this blog article is partly in jest... partly not).

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