(LUTHERVILLE, Md.) - The National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators (NADDI) today lauded the latest results achieved by the real-time, pseudoephedrine (PSE) blocking system in Indiana.
The system, known as the National Precursor Log Exchange (NPLEx), automatically blocks unlawful PSE sales and helps law enforcement officials track down meth offenders and make arrests. Data released by NPLEx shows electronic technology in Indiana blocked the sale of more than 32,105 boxes of medicine containing PSE during the first seven months of 2014, preventing more than 68,663 grams from potentially being diverted by meth criminals.
Additionally, when compared to the same period in 2013, Indiana sold 12.67% fewer boxes of PSE and reduced the number of individual purchasers by 10.39%.
"NPLEx is a crucial tool for Indiana law enforcement officials - giving them a much-needed leg up in the fight to end meth production," said Charles F. Cichon, executive director of the NADDI. "NPLEx tracks all purchases of PSE in Indiana, giving police the ability to locate criminals trying to illegally purchase the ingredients they need to make meth. Better yet, NPLEx blocks the illegal sale of PSE before it ever leaves the store."
"These statistics show just how successful NPLEx is at targeting meth criminals and preventing meth abuse. Thanks to the success of this system, Indiana lawmakers can now focus on addressing the longer-term challenges of addiction, treatment and the increase in Mexican-made meth."
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.
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