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 North Carolina. Quarterly data released for 2012 by the National Precursor Log Exchange (NPLEx) shows electronic technology in the Tar Heel State blocked the sale of more than 22,000 boxes of medicines containing pseudoephedrine (PSE), preventing more than 47,500 grams from potentially being diverted by meth criminals. NPLEx was fully implemented in North Carolina in January 2012.
"In just three short months since full implementation, North Carolina's real-time, stop-sale technology is proving to be an irreplaceable resource in the battle against meth. Data collected by the system provides pharmacists with the ability to block unlawful sales of medicines containing pseudoephedrine before they happen, while protecting responsible consumers' access to the medicines they depend on for relief from cold and allergy symptoms," said Charles F. Cichon, executive director of the National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators (NADDI). "With NPLEx, law enforcement officials are able to track meth-related criminal activity up to the minute. As North Carolina lawmakers continue to consider policies to address meth production over the coming years, I would urge them to give NPLEx sufficient time to continue to work."
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.
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