Dextromethorphan (DXM); Health Commissioner restrict access to over-the-counter medicine containing. (HB875)

Introduced By

Del. Jeff Frederick (R-Woodbridge)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Access to over-the-counter medications containing the drug Dextromethorphan (DXM). Requires the State Health Commissioner, in the exercise of his authority to act for the Board of Health when it is not in session pursuant to 32.1-20, to utilize the authority provided to the Board in 32.1-13, relating to the suppression of nuisances dangerous to public health, to issue an emergency order prescribing corrective actions to restrict access to over-the-counter medications containing the drug Dextromethorphan (DXM) such as, but not limited to, brand and generic cough syrups. Access to the ingredients used to make methamphetamine has been recently restricted in this manner. Read the Bill »


01/24/2006: Failed to Pass in Committee


01/10/2006Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/06 063607303
01/10/2006Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/24/2006Continued to 2007 in Health, Welfare and Institutions