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Resource ID: #22228
Subject: Drugs
Source: Oregonian (Portland, Ore.)
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Date: June 5; Sept. 25

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The Oregonian found that Mexico has allowed drug companies to import twice as much pseudoephedrine as they need to produce cold medicines, and that the surplus is feeding a massive increase in methamphetamine production by drug cartels. Mexican cartels remain the dominant source of meth in the United States, and U.S. officials have failed to curb the cartels' access to pseudoephedrine. The supply of meth is now at a near-record high, addiction is unabated and the purity of meth has doubled since 1999, reaching its highest level in a decade.

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