Iowa's Stop-Sale System Achieves Significant Results In Battle Against Meth

Electronic Technology Blocks Illegal Sales, Allows Legal Ones

LUTHERVILLE, Md., July 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 results achieved by the real-time, stop-sale system in Iowa.  Data released by the National Precursor Log Exchange (NPLEx) shows electronic technology in the Hawkeye State during the first six months of 2012 blocked the sale of more than 14,000 boxes of medicine containing pseudoephedrine (PSE) preventing more than 34,000 grams from potentially being diverted by meth criminals.

"Just like the 23 other states around the country that use it, Iowa's real-time, stop-sale technology is demonstrating undeniable results," said Charles F. Cichon, executive director of the National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators (NADDI).  "NPLEx stops unlawful attempted purchases instantaneously and makes data available to law enforcement professionals in real-time. The technology is a balanced solution to meth production and abuse that protects the basic rights of law-abiding Iowans."

About NADDI

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

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