LUTHERVILLE, Md., Jan. 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators (NADDI) today applauded the tremendous results achieved by Alabama's real-time, stop-sale pseudoephedrine (PSE) tracking system in 2014.
The National Precursor Log Exchange (NPLEx) system automatically blocks unlawful PSE purchases at the point of sale and helps flag meth offenders for law enforcement. Police officers and narcotics agents often set up NPLEx "watch lists" that notify them via email when a meth suspect attempts to make a PSE purchase. The year-end NPLEx data shows that in 2014, the technology blocked the sale of nearly 80,000 boxes of medicine containing pseudoephedrine keeping 196,816 grams out of the hands of potential meth criminals in Alabama.
Additionally, Alabama sold 13.78 percent fewer boxes of PSE compared to 2013. The number of individual purchasers was further reduced by 11.30 percent.
"Alabama's success with NPLEx continues to be a tremendous model for the rest of the country," said Charles F. Cichon, executive director of NADDI. "NPLEx, along with the implementation of a meth offender block list, has led to an incredible drop in the amount of meth labs in the state. I applaud the great success NPLEx had in Alabama in 2014."
The National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators (NADDI) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that facilitates cooperation between law enforcement, healthcare professionals, state regulatory agencies, and pharmaceutical manufacturers in the investigation and prevention of prescription drug abuse and diversion. NADDI also sponsors and conducts specialized educational seminars and conferences.
SOURCE National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators