FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE : Monday, October 6, 2014
CONTACT: Sara Rabern (605)773-3215
Electronic Data Sharing Curbs Unauthorized Sale of Pseudoephedrine Products in South Dakota
PIERRE, S.D – The State of South Dakota’s electronic sharing for the sale of Pseudoephedrine products has been online for just three months and is working as it was anticipated said Attorney General Marty Jackley.
“The electronic real time data sharing between retailers and pharmacists statewide is working for public health and safety. It has not further inconvenienced consumers that are properly seeking cold medications, and it is preventing the inappropriate sale of cold medicine for use in the manufacturing of meth,” said Jackley.
This electronic sharing system called the National Precursor Log Exchange (NPLEX) was passed at the request of the Attorney General in the 2014 legislative session and went live in July 2014. The main purpose of this system was to implement an electronic version of the record keeping that was already in place to address inappropriate use of cold medicine for methamphetamine manufacturing. The system will post a stop-sale alert if someone is buying more than the state law limit of two packages per visit.
Since July 1, 2014 thru October 1, 2014
1,685 Blocked Sales
2,033 Blocked boxes of products containing Pseudoephedrine
129,866 Grams of Pseudoephedrine sold
5,380 Grams of Pseudoephedrine blocked