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 Michigan. Data released for 2012 by the National Precursor Log Exchange (NPLEx) shows electronic technology in the Great Lakes State during the first six months of 2012 blocked the sale of more than 37,000 boxes of medicine containing pseudoephedrine (PSE) preventing more than 94,000 grams from potentially being diverted by meth criminals.
"In six short months since Michigan's real-time, stop-sale technology became fully operational, the system is proving to be an invaluable resource for law enforcement professionals around the state," said Charles F. Cichon, executive director of the National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators (NADDI). "NPLEx works by allowing retailers to block unlawful attempted purchases right at the point of sale – much like a credit card transaction. Police officers are able to track this activity instantaneously on their smart phones and other mobile devices. NPLEx is a balanced solution to meth production that will allow responsible consumers to continue to have access to the cold and allergy medicines they rely on for relief."
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