The American teen tradition of chugging Robitussin and trippin' could soon become a lot harder if the man gets his way. The Food and Drug Administration is trying to crack down on the over-the-counter sale of medicine containing dextromethorphan. Lame.
The FDA released a review of the drug, which stated, "Because of the drug's perceived safety, ease of availability, and desired psychoactive effects, it is sought after by those seeking to alter their mental state." Yeah, like this guy:
According to the FDA, in 2008 some 8,000 emergency room visits were linked to people abusing dextromethorphan. The FDA is due to ask "a panel of experts" whether the drug should be available by prescription only. Hey, at least they're not getting high on meow meow.