NPLEx (National Precursor Log Exchange)

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The purpose of this cybersecurity and data privacy regulatory scan is to understand the current and forthcoming regulatory landscape related to cybersecurity and consumer data privacy.

Jan 20, 2023

The new law returns PSE to OTC status allowing consumers to purchase 3.6 grams of PSE per day, up to 7.2 grams per month.

Mar 17, 2021

In a major victory for consumer health, today Mississippi has repealed an 11-year-old law that banned over-the-counter (OTC) sales of certain medicines for colds and allergies containing the decongestant pseudoephedrine (PSE).

Mar 17, 2021

CHPA applauds the state of Georgia for becoming the thirty-third state to adopt the real-time, stop-sale technology called the National Precursor Log Exchange (NPLEx).

Apr 28, 2016

So far, 31 states have adopted real-time, stop-sale technology. The blocking technology monitors all nonprescription PSE purchases in real-time to prevent meth criminals from exceeding legal limits.

Mar 31, 2014

The bipartisan federal Combat Meth Epidemic Act strikes the proper policy balance between restricting pseudoephedrine access for illicit use without unduly burdening consumers seeking safe, effective cold relief. Therefore, state legislators should refrain from overriding federal guidelines requiring prescriptions for these legitimate over-the-counter medications.

CHPA is committed to advancing solutions to illegal sales that penalize criminals and ensure law-abiding consumers continue to have access to a wide range of treatment options, including nonprescription medicines containing PSE.

Flask with Chemicals in Gloved Hand

Federal oversight by the FDA ensures that ingredients and chemical additives used in vital healthcare products available to consumers, like nonprescription drugs, dietary supplements, and medical devices, routinely undergo the most rigorous safety evaluations.

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