PRESS RELEASE: NADDI Releases 2016 Statistics for NPLEx System
1.31.2017 – PR Newswire
LUTHERVILLE, Md., Jan. 31, 2017 /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 diversion of medicines for illegal purposes – applauded recent results from the National Precursor Log Exchange (NPLEx) for 2016. From January 1, 2016, to December 31, 2016, NPLEx successfully blocked the illegal sale of 1,420,784 boxes of medicine containing pseudoephedrine (PSE) – an ingredient found in many common cold and allergy medications which at times can be used to make meth by criminals. As a result, NPLEx kept 3,687,635 grams of PSE off the street and out of the hands of potential criminals.
The NPLEx system, adopted by 33 states across the country, helps law enforcement in the fight against meth lab production by blocking unlawful purchases of medicine containing PSE at the pharmacy counter, in real-time, and across state lines. Further, law enforcement officers and narcotics agents are provided with valuable information such as “watch lists” that notify them via email when a suspect attempts to purchase PSE. This information can then be used by prosecutors as they build cases to put drug criminals behind bars.
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