Iowa's Stop-Sale System Achieves Significant Quarterly Results In Battle Against Meth
Electronic Technology Blocks Illegal Sales, Allows Legal Ones
Apr 17, 2012, 09:00 ET
LUTHERVILLE, Md., April 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators (NADDI) – a nonprofit organization that facilitates cooperation between law enforcement, healthcare professionals, state regulatory agencies and pharmaceutical manufacturers in the prevention and investigation of drug diversion – today lauded the latest quarterly results achieved by the real-time, stop-sale system in Iowa. Data for the first quarter of 2012 released by the National Precursor Log Exchange (NPLEx) shows electronic technology in the Hawkeye State blocked the sale of more than 6,500 boxes of medicines containing pseudoephedrine (PSE) preventing more than 15,800 grams from potentially being diverted by meth criminals.
"As the latest block numbers clearly demonstrate, NPLEx is proving to be very effective in Iowa," said Charles F. Cichon, executive director of the National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators (NADDI). "The real-time, stop-sale technology enables store clerks to block illegal sales of popular medicines containing pseudoephedrine and allows law enforcement officials to study criminal trends in real time. By focusing on the criminals who are the cause of Iowa's meth problem, NPLEx protects law-abiding consumers' access to the cold and allergy medicines they depend on for relief."
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, 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
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