Drugs Taken From Target Stores

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Target stores in Colorado and across the country are about to pull cold medicines from regular shelves -- and sell them only from pharmacy counters.

The restrictions apply strictly to products containing pseudoephedrine, an active ingredient used to make methamphetamine. Target stores without pharmacies won't be able to sell products that have the ingredient.

Target operates more than 13-hundred stores in 47 states, including Colorado.

The change, affecting medicines like Sudafed and Actifed, will take effect in two to three months.

A number of states are already restricting cold medicine sales, or are considering it. Oklahoma officials say their law has helped reduce meth lab seizures more than 80 percent.

A Kansas law takes effect Wednesday.