Missouri's Stop-Sale System Achieves Significant Quarterly Results in Battle Against Meth
Electronic Technology Blocks Illegal Sales, Allows Legal Ones
10 Apr, 2012, 09:00 ET
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 quarterly results achieved by the real-time, stop-sale system in Missouri. First quarter data released by the National Precursor Log Exchange (NPLEx) shows electronic technology in the Show Me State blocked the sale of more than 11,000 boxes of medicines containing pseudoephedrine (PSE) preventing more than 27,500 grams from potentially being diverted by meth criminals.
"Missouri's real-time, stop-sale technology continues to provide officials in the state with an invaluable tool to combat meth production and distribution. Not only does NPLEx block illegal purchases of common and popular medicines containing pseudoephedrine right at the sales counter, it also protects law-abiding citizens' access to medicines they depend on," said Charles F. Cichon, executive director of the National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators (NADDI). "As Missouri lawmakers debate additional measures to reduce meth-related crime, they should recognize electronic technology's undeniable success and implement policies that complement the proven system."
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
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