Slingshot Distributors is one of the few wholesale distributors in the southeastern region licensed to sell ephedrine, a regulated over-the-counter drug.
Although the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) now requires that security requirements for handlers of Pseudoephedrine, Ephedrine, and Phenylpropanolamine be enforced, Slingshot Distributors has been accredited with a wholesaler distributor license to sell Ephedrine.
We at Slingshot Distributors care about our clients’ safety and therefore operate within federal regulations.
We understand that Ephedrine is used for temporary relief of shortness of breath, chest tightness, and wheezing due to bronchial asthma, and we always remind our clients to consult a physician before taking or administering any drugs.
Although Ephedrine is a widely used over-the-counter chemical, the DEA proposed and required that manufacturers, distributors, importers, and exporters of pseudoephedrine, ephedrine, and phenylpropanolamine (PPA) implement security procedures to prevent the theft and diversion of these List I chemicals.
That is why Slingshot Distributors has the license and supplies Ephedrine in a responsible and legal manner. The proposed regulation will not adversely impact the public’s access to these products as it applies solely to manufacturers and wholesalers of the products.
However, each state has different laws when it comes to Ephedrine. Several states lack statutory or regulatory language regulating who is permitted to sell over-the-counter products containing ephedrine and pseudoephedrine. Those states are: Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island.
DEA has developed training materials regarding self-certification training for regulated sellers of non-prescription drug products containing ephedrine, pseudoephedrine, and phenylpropanolamine as required by the Combat Methamphetamine Epidemic Act of 2005 (Title VII of Public Law 109-177)
These two sets of training materials developed for regulated persons who are mobile retail vendors, and one for regulated persons who are not mobile retail vendors. Regulated sellers must use the content of these training materials in the training of their employees who sell scheduled listed chemical products. A regulated seller may utilize additional content in its training program, but DEA’s posted material must be included.
A new federal law, the Combat Methamphetamine Epidemic Act of 2005, says you cannot sell Scheduled Listed Chemical Products containing ephedrine, pseudoephedrine, orphenylpropanolamine until you have completed this training.
This training will help you to understand the laws and what you must know before you can sell these drug products. This training will teach you how to keep logbook of sales, the name on the identification your customer shows (which matches the name your customer wrote in the logbook), how to keep Scheduled Listed Chemical Products behind the counter or in a locked cabinet, how much you can sell (only a limited amount (3.6 grams) of these drug products to each customer per day), how much your customer can buy (that your customer can only buy a limited amount, (9 grams) of these drug products in a 30-day period).
Our trained staff works diligently to sell responsibly over-the-counter drugs. If you have any questions or concerns regarding Ephedrine, please contact one of our representatives.