One of the most significant challenges facing communities across America is the illegal manufacture of methamphetamine (meth).Those responsible for this crime are able to “cook” the drug with minimal room, equipment, or knowledge. A major component of any meth operation is a steady flow of pseudoephedrine (PSE), often found in over-the-counter cold medicines.
Federal and, in most cases, state legislation requires PSE products to be placed behind the pharmacy counter. Purchasers must provide identification and sign a log each time they purchase. These logs are subject to review by law enforcement personnel for the purpose of enforcing legislative requirements.
While purchase logs can be reviewed to find infractions of the law, the manual nature of these logs prohibits extensive review and is too time-consuming for already understaffed law enforcement agencies.
NPLEx LE allows on-demand, real-time access to pharmacy logs from across the country via a Web site accessible from any PC with Internet connectivity. Additionally, NPLEx provides automated tools that give law enforcement the ability to monitor suspicious buying patterns and to “watch” specific individuals who exceed the legal limits imposed by federal or state law.