Virginia adopts national precursor log exchange system

The commonwealth of Virginia has adopted a real-time, stop-sale technology known as national precursor log exchange system.

NPLEx targets methamphetamine criminals, while protects law-abiding consumers’ access to safe and effective medicines containing pseudoephedrine (PSE) including Advil Cold & Sinus, Allegra-D, Claritin-D, Mucinex D, and Sudafed. NPLEx provides a secure, interconnected electronic logbook that tracks and logs every PSE sale in every store at the moment it is happening.

The system also provides law enforcement officials with a new and effective tool in the fight against meth and can block the illegal sale in real-time and across state lines. Consumer Healthcare Products Association president and chief executive officer Scott Melville said the company applaud Gov. McDonnell, Senators Lucas and Stuart, the Virginia legislature, and Virginia law enforcement for implementing a proven solution that will fight domestic meth production while maintaining consumer access to widely used cold and allergy medicines.