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DEA investigates W.Va. Rite Aids

BLUEFIELD, W.Va. (WVVA) -- Cold medicine sales at West Virginia Rite Aids are the subject of a national investigation.

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration is investigating pseudoephedrine sales.  Pseudoephedrine is an ingredient that is illegally used to manufacture methamphetamine.  

Rite Aid is cooperating with the investigation, giving the DEA sales data dating back to 2006.  

In November, Rite Aid stopped West Virginia sales of cold medication that have pseudoephedrine as the only active ingredient.  

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