TN pseudoephedrine sales go to database
Gov. Bill Haslam on Tuesday signed into law a bill requiring drug stores to begin reporting sales of pseudoephedrine to a multi-state database by Jan. 1.
The National Precursor Log Exchange (NPLEx) will provide a real-time tracking system of sales of the ingredient in cold and allergy medicines that is also a key recipe item for methamphetamine.
The Consumer Healthcare Product Association sponsored NPLEx as an alternative to requiring prescriptions for the over-the-counter drugs.
Mississippi and Oregon require prescriptions. Law enforcement officers in Tennessee had also pushed for a prescription requirement.
The NPLEx system is being offered at no charge to the state and to pharmacies.