Today pharmacists in the state of Kansas will get access to a new pseudoephedrine tracking system that first saw its use in Australia. Seeing how methamphetamine is “cooked” from OTC pharmaceuticals, law enforcement agencies are trying their best to limit traffic in the substance by having pharmacies link together purchases and being on alert when one individual tries to hoard the stuff.
More about the system:
MethShield™ can work on two different levels. First, it works as a simple electronic logbook allowing you to effortlessly comply with requirements of State and Federal laws. Photo ID information is simply typed or scanned into the system. The product requested is then selected from a live database of pseudoephedrine based products. The database tracks the amount of pseudoephedrine in each product sold to an individual and ensures compliance with daily and monthly limits.
The second and optional feature of MethShield™ is that it can alert you to suspicious purchase behavior. MethShield™ can tell you if the person at your counter is making their first visit to the pharmacy today or their fifteenth. The real power of MethShield™ comes with aggregation of the data. By taking the information you have entered and combining that with data from pharmacies across a state or nation, law enforcement can be provided with a real-time snapshot of any suspicious behavior. MethShield™ then provides law enforcement with a sophisticated set of intelligence tools to assist in the tracking and apprehension of potential pseudoephedrine runners.