Now that it’s harder to get decongestants containing pseudoephedrine, will cold and allergy sufferers have to make do with weake

That depends. As of September 30, the effective date of an amendment to the US Patriot Act, nasal products containing pseudoephedrine must be sold “behind the counter,” which means the purchaser has to show a photo ID and sign a log book to get them. The idea is to make it harder for illegal drug suppliers to make methamphetamine from pseudoephedrine, though whether the new law will actually do so is an open question.