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 North Dakota. Quarterly data released for 2012 by the National Precursor Log Exchange (NPLEx) shows electronic technology in the Peace Garden State blocked the sale of more than 855 boxes of medicines containing pseudoephedrine (PSE) preventing more than 1,300 grams from potentially being diverted by meth criminals.
"It's been less than six months since North Dakota fully implemented NPLEx and the real-time, stop-sale solution is already proving to be a very effective tool for law enforcement officials in the state," said Charles F. Cichon, executive director of the National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators (NADDI). "NPLEx provides a targeted approach to domestic meth production by giving retailers the ability to block unlawful sales of reliable medications containing pseudoephedrine in real time and providing police officers with up-to-the-minute criminal data. With NPLEx, responsible consumers can still purchase the safe and effective cold and allergy medicines they need, while criminals are stopped. We're pleased to see that NPLEx is working exactly as it should in North Dakota."
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