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March 2006Vol. 7, No. 2Iowa Meth Watch

The Iowa Meth Watch Program is designed to help curtail the theft and suspicious sales of pseudoephedrine and other household products that can be used to manufacture methamphetamine. The program promotes cooperation between retailers and law enforcement by providing training and materials for retailers to prevent the diversion of legitimate products for illegal use.

Meth Watch began in Kansas as a public-private partnership between the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, the Kansas Bureau of Investigation, the Kansas Methamphetamine Prevention Project, and Kansas retailers. It has been replicated in Iowa and six other States.

The Iowa Meth Watch website provides information about the signs and symptoms of meth use and the effect of meth on children, families, and communities; the website also has resources such as brochures, posters, decals, stickers, and training videos used to implement and maintain the Iowa Meth Watch Program. These resources may be useful for similar programs.

[Editor's note: This link is no longer available.]