New Hampshire adopts retail tech to prevent illegal sales of PSE

Legislation signed by Gov. Chris Sununu of New Hampshire on Thursday makes the state the 35th to adopt the real-time, stop-sale National Precursor Log Exchange (NPLEx) technology. The system is used by retailers nationwide to help prevent the illegal sale of pseudoephedrine (PSE).

Legislation signed by Gov. Chris Sununu of New Hampshire on Thursday makes the state the 35th to adopt the real-time, stop-sale National Precursor Log Exchange (NPLEx) technology. The system is used by retailers nationwide to help prevent the illegal sale of pseudoephedrine (PSE). The NPLEx technology helps to prevent purchases by potential meth criminals while also protecting access to safe and effective medications for law-abiding consumers. "We are committed to continue reducing the local methamphetamine production problem using solutions that are proven to work," said New Hampshire State Sen. Sharon Carson. "The adoption of NPLEx here in New Hampshire shows our commitment, and it gives law enforcement and pharmacists—those serving on the front line—new tools and resources to help curb meth production in our state, while also protecting law-abiding citizens' access to the medicines they need." According to a recent report from the National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators, NPLEx blocked the illegal sale of 226,670 boxes of medicine containing PSE in the first 3 months of 2018.