Electronic Technology Blocks Illegal Sales, Allows Legal Ones
LUTHERVILLE, Md., Oct. 31, 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 released the latest results achieved by the real-time, stop-sale system in Alabama. Data aggregated through the National Precursor Log Exchange (NPLEx) for the first three quarters of 2012 shows that so far this year, electronic technology in Alabama blocked the sale of more than 71,000 boxes of medicines containing pseudoephedrine (PSE) preventing more than 172,000 grams from potentially being diverted by meth criminals.
"Alabama's NPLEx system is continuing to demonstrate results in the battle against the illegal sale of pseudoephedrine," said Charles F. Cichon, executive director of the National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators (NADDI). "Using NPLEx, law enforcement professionals have real-time access to criminal data—helping them build stronger cases and make more arrests. By targeting meth criminals, the system ensures that responsible Alabamians will continue to have access to the cold and allergy products of their choice."
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