The Consumer Healthcare Products Association is leading a countrywide campaign to better track over-the-counter sales of products containing pseudoephedrine, as it is the major ingredient used in illicit methadone labs. Due to a federal regulation passed a number of years ago, pharmacies were already tracking sales and purchase amounts. Unfortunately, this tracking system was inconsistent between retailers and not successful in limiting the sales to inappropriate buyers (crystal methadone dealers).
Seek legislation that would require all pharmacies selling OTC products containing pseudoephedrine OTC products to implement the NPLEx database system in order to uniformly track real time sales and stop inappropriate sales directly at the point of sale.
Passed legislation to implement the NPLEx database system and assist in decreasing sales of pseudoephedrine to illegal drug lab operations.