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 Michigan. Quarterly data released for 2012 by the National Precursor Log Exchange (NPLEx) shows electronic technology in the Great Lakes State blocked the sale of more than 18,800 boxes of medicines containing pseudoephedrine (PSE) preventing more than 46,700 grams from potentially being diverted by meth criminals.
"In just three short months since full implementation, Michigan's real-time, stop-sale technology is already demonstrating impressive results," said Charles F. Cichon, executive director of the National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators (NADDI). "Law enforcement officials are already making arrests thanks to data generated by NPLEx, and as the latest quarterly numbers indicate, retailers are blocking thousands of illegal purchases right at the point of sale. The success of NPLEx means that Michigan citizens will continue to be able to access the cold and allergy medicines they need, while criminals will be stopped."
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.
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