Louisiana’s Stop-Sale System Achieves Significant Results In Battle Against Meth
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 Louisiana. Data released by the National Precursor Log Exchange (NPLEx) shows electronic technology in the Pelican 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 37,000 grams from potentially being diverted by meth criminals.
“Louisiana’s real-time, stop-sale system is working extremely well throughout the state,” said Charles F. Cichon, executive director of the National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators (NADDI). “The proven system allows retailers to block unlawful attempted purchases right at the sales counter and provides law enforcement officials with valuable data in real time and on their smart phones. By targeting meth criminals and dealers, NPLEx ensures that responsible Louisianans continue to have access to the cold and allergy medicines they depend 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