Navigation Links
State Senator Mae Beavers Joins Local Leaders, Retailers, Pharmacists To Launch Anti-Smurfing Public Awareness Campaign
Date:10/22/2013

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- State Senator Mae Beavers, R-Mt. Juliet, joined representatives from the Tennessee Pharmacists Association, the Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA), and other state leaders to announce the launch of Tennessee's statewide Anti-Smurfing Campaign in Nashville. The voluntary educational campaign aims to increase public awareness about the criminal enterprise known as "smurfing" — the practice of purchasing cold and allergy medicines containing pseudoephedrine (PSE) to sell to methamphetamine cooks.

The Anti-Smurfing Campaign informs consumers through signage displayed at the point of sale that smurfing is a serious criminal offense and an integral part of the methamphetamine- production process. As a result, the simple act of buying certain cold or allergy products for a stranger can fuel Tennessee's methamphetamine problem.

"Anyone in Tennessee's law enforcement community will tell you that smurfing remains one of the biggest challenges in the battle against methamphetamine production and abuse," said state Senator Mae Beavers. "The launch of Tennessee's Anti-Smurfing Campaign proves that state leaders are willing to join forces with the manufacturers of over-the-counter cold and allergy medicines to remind all Tennesseans that purchasing these items for a meth cook is a felony and will lead to jail time."

"One crucial step toward eliminating Tennessee's meth cooks and dealers is public education," Beavers said. "The Anti-Smurfing Campaign is intended to do just that. I am confident it will make criminals think twice before making any unlawful pseudoephedrine purchases."

The public-private partnership was developed by the Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA), a national association representing the makers of over-the-counter medicines, and is carried out by Tennessee retailers on a voluntary basis. CHPA tested anti-smurfing posters to ensure that they communicate impactful messaging without deterring legitimate consumers.

The Tennessee Pharmacists Association has already begun distributing Anti-Smurfing signage to retailers across the state. For more information on the campaign, please visit Meth-KnowTheConsequences.Org


'/>"/>
SOURCE State Senator Mae Beavers (R-Mt. Juliet)
Copyright©2012 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. New Veridex Alliance Drives Study Of Circulating Tumor Cells In Men With Metastatic Prostate Cancer
2. Icahn Issues Statement Regarding Amylin Pharmaceuticals
3. Accuray Launches First Study to Compare CyberKnife® SBRT to Surgery and IMRT for Treatment of Early-Stage Prostate Cancer
4. Retired Pro Hockey Player 1st to Receive Total Artificial Heart in Upstate New York
5. CentraState and Freehold Radiology Group train physicians from China
6. Washington State Medical Association (WSMA) Urges Adults to Get Recommended Immunizations
7. Debiopharm and Vifor Pharma Sign an Exclusive Agreement for the Distribution and Commercialization of Pamorelin®LA in Switzerland - A Drug Treatment for Prostate Cancer and Endometriosis
8. US HIFU to Showcase High Intensity Focused Ultrasound for the Treatment of Prostate Cancer at AUA
9. Ventana licenses Gen-Probe IP for measuring ERG protein in prostate cancer patients
10. American Society of Hematology Statement on Senate Passage of Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA)
11. Sihuans First-to-market Generic Drug Roxatidine Passes On-site Inspection for Drug Registration Conducted by the Chinese State Food and Drug Administration
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/15/2017)... 2017 Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc. (NYSE: DPLO), is ... residents. Naloxone is available without ... retail pharmacy, G-3320 Beecher Road. ... Drug Administration, is intended to block or reverse the ... loss of consciousness. The medication is often carried by ...
(Date:8/15/2017)... Inc. announced today that its fully owned USA ... York City Office in Yonkers, New York ... (TWO 2 ) homecare therapy. This new East Coast location has ... under the company,s DMEPOS accreditation for Home/Durable Medical Equipment Services. ... Advanced Oxygen Therapy Inc. New ...
(Date:8/10/2017)... , Aug. 10, 2017  Physical Rehabilitation Network (PRN), ... in Lakewood, Colorado . The reputable clinic ... Lipkin , PT, DPT with his staff of four clinicians. ... of Pittsburgh and brings over 10 years of experience with ... Belmar PT marks the 10th PRN clinic in and ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:8/22/2017)... ... August 22, 2017 , ... John Stewart joins ... Managing Member for t4 Leadership Development & Consulting. He has spent his career ... “success”: physician leadership development, servant leadership, data driven process improvement, and supportive technology. ...
(Date:8/22/2017)... ... August 22, 2017 , ... Although Labor Day is not as popular ... begun providing weekend displays, and numerous households celebrate the unofficial end of summer with ... terrifying for pets. , Kris Zambo, owner of Dynamite Fireworks in ...
(Date:8/21/2017)... ... August 22, 2017 , ... ... I. Stevens as a 2017-2018 inductee into its VIP Woman of the ... NAPW is the nation’s leading networking organization exclusively for professional women, boasting more ...
(Date:8/21/2017)... ... August 21, 2017 , ... SportsEngine, Inc. , a ... Technology Partner of North Country Region Volleyball and will power registration, scheduling, and ... with providing sport management software to their member clubs. , SportsEngine ...
(Date:8/21/2017)... ... August 21, 2017 , ... Duncan Insurance Agency ... the people of Michigan. The new initiative fundraises for the Kalamazoo Humane Society ... forefront of animal protection and welfare by addressing the root causes of pet ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):