Federal offiicals want the makers of Zephrex-D to back off its claims that it's "meth-resistant", according to a Missouri newspaper.
According the St. Louis Post Dispatch, officials with the Drug Eforcement Administration say they were able to extract pseudoephedrine from Zephrex-D.
So, technically, that means it could be used to make meth.
But KRMG News talked to David Starkey with the group Stop Meth, Not Meds, and he points out the Feds were using a very sophisticated government laboratory to extract the pseudoephedrine, something the average drug-addict would obviously not have access to.
"And even with the 'superlab', they only got just a half-percent yield, which is NOTHING," Starkey said.
Starkey says you can't get pseudoephedrine from Zephrex-D with the "one-pot", or "shake-and-bake" method, which is how the vast majority of meth is made by drug-dealers and drug-addicts.
He goes beyond the drug maker's claim of "meth-resistant", saying he regards it as "meth-PROOF".