LUTHERVILLE, Md., April 10, 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 results achieved by the real-time, stop-sale system in Kentucky. Quarterly data released by the National Precursor Log Exchange (NPLEx) for the first part of 2012 shows electronic technology in the Bluegrass State blocked the sale of more than 8,600 boxes of medicines containing pseudoephedrine (PSE) preventing more than 21,900 grams from potentially being diverted by meth criminals.
"The Kentucky General Assembly just wrapped up another session in which legislation restricting consumer access to medicines containing pseudoephedrine took center stage. At times overlooked during the debate was the fact that Kentucky already has a real-time, stop-sale system in place that has blocked tens of thousands of illegal sales of popular and badly-needed medications containing pseudoephedrine since implementation in 2008," said Charles F. Cichon, executive director of the National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators (NADDI). "NPLEx allows law enforcement officials and pharmacists to block and track unlawful attempted purchases of certain cold and allergy medicines in real time, and it protects law-abiding consumers' access. Kentucky lawmakers would have been wise to focus on legislation complimenting electronic technology, as opposed to restricting law-abiding citizens' right with extreme gram limits that punish chronic sufferers most in need of care."
The National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators (NADDI) is a nonprofit 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