Yes, some non-prescription cold medications still require an ID to buy in Oregon

There are no restrictions on phenylephrine, but two other common compounds in cold and flu drugs, pseudoephedrine and dextromethorphan, can both require ID checks.

PORTLAND, Ore. — For Oregonians, the return of cold and flu season can mean the return of the quest to figure out where — and how — to buy medication for cold and flu relief, due to the sometimes confusing combination of rules that govern the sale of some non-prescription drugs.

A KGW viewer recently wrote in asking us to VERIFY the rules in Oregon when it comes to checking customer IDs for cold medicine sales. Here’s what they had to say:

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