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Westport Pharmaceuticals is actively engaged in developing and commercializing highly effective pseudoephedrine-based products that have the added benefit of tamper resistance.  Consumers get congestion relief, while society is protected from meth-related crime.

Below is a listing of our most recent news releases and stories.


New cold medicine makes it tough to make into meth

Thursday, November 7th, 2013

Meth is a big problem in New Mexico, but a new cold drug on the market is meant to make that more difficult. It’s called Zephrex-D, and…

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Pharmaceutical company joins fight against meth

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

In the middle of the country’s methamphetamine epidemic, Highland Pharmaceuticals in Missouri has created a way to prevent pseudoephedrine from being ground into powder.  The sinus medication is used as an ingredient in meth, but only if it could be turned into powder first.  Jeff Glor reports.

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First & Only Pseudoephedrine Product to Stop “One Pot” Meth Now in Pharmacies Nationally

Thursday, September 5th, 2013

ST. LOUIS, September 5, 2013 — The nation’s foremost decongestant, pseudoephedrine, a favorite of sinus-suffering consumers and meth-making criminals, is now available nationally in a product designed specifically for consumers and against criminals.  Zephrex-D® cannot be used to make methamphetamine (meth) with the widespread and dangerous “one pot shake and bake” process, according to testing and statements from narcotics officers.

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Independent study: Zephrex-D effective in thwarting meth production

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

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Zephrex-D™ – powerful congestion relief, powerful crime protection – now available in area pharmacies

Tuesday, December 4th, 2012

St. Louis, MO – December 4, 2012 – Westport Pharmaceuticals, a St. Louis-based, specialty pharmaceutical company focused on OTC consumer healthcare products with abuse deterrent technology, announced today the arrival of Zephrex-D™, a tamper-resistant pseudoephedrine-based decongestant, now available in retail stores throughout the St. Louis region and the state of Missouri. Read More →


KTRS 12/4/12 Zephrex-D Interview

Tuesday, December 4th, 2012

Anti-Meth Formula on Sale This Week

Friday, November 9th, 2012

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Zephrex-D: New Meth-Busting Decongestant in STL Pharmacies in November

Friday, November 2nd, 2012

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Zephrex-D Being Marketed as the Solution to Meth Use (KSDK News 5 Video)

Thursday, November 1st, 2012

Manchester Approves Prescription Mandate

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

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