- Associated Press - Friday, February 7, 2014

ANKENY, Iowa (AP) - The owner of a suburban Des Moines tattoo parlor says he thinks his appearance led a local pharmacist to deny him service.

Mark Jagerson told The Des Moines Register (https://dmreg.co/1g9RBAx ) that he was wearing a hooded sweatshirt and a stocking cap when he went to the CVS pharmacy Wednesday to buy a congestion medication. He says his knuckle tattoo would have been visible, too.

Jagerson says the pharmacist told him he didn’t feel comfortable selling him the medicine, which contained pseudoephedrine. Since 2005 in Iowa, medications containing the substance - a main ingredient in methamphetamine - have been kept behind pharmacy counters to limit availability.

A CVS spokeswoman said Thursday the store’s pharmacists consider several factors when deciding whether to sell pseudoephedrine products.

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Information from: The Des Moines Register, https://www.desmoinesregister.com

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