Florida's Stop-Sale System Blocks 66k Meth-Making Sales
MIAMI, Florida — 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 Florida.
Data released by the National Precursor Log Exchange (NPLEx) shows electronic technology in the Sunshine State during the first six months of 2012 blocked the sale of more than 66,000 boxes of medicine containing pseudoephedrine (PSE) preventing more than 168,000 grams from potentially being diverted by meth criminals.
“Florida is one of 24 states around the country that use real-time, stop-sale technology to combat meth dealers and manufacturers,” said Charles F. Cichon, executive director of the National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators (NADDI). “In the short period of time since NPLEx was launched in Florida, this system has proven to be an invaluable resource for law enforcement and the retail community. Not only does it block illegal sales and lead to arrests, it also ensures that responsible Floridians will continue to have access to the medicines they depend on for relief from common cold and seasonal allergy symptoms.”