Bend, OR (PRWEB) March 26, 2009
Although many independent pharmacy owners support the federal Combat Methamphetamine Epidemic Act (CMEA) and state regulatory controls on drugs used to make methamphetamine, these laws' daily retail implementation can be cumbersome. Paper logbooks and difficult to maintain records -- also ultimately ineffective for law enforcement -- complicate the checkout process for cashiers and technicians and create mountains of paperwork to process, store and retrieve.
Paladin Data Corporation, a pioneering point-of-sale (POS) systems provider for nearly 30 years, applied its software experience to help these independent pharmacies affordably meet their federal and state meth-prevention requirements digitally at checkout with its compliant Paladin Pharmacy POS functions. Now, electronic signature capture and data collection and storage eliminates paper logs and reduces transaction and data entry time. PSE sales restrictions can be easily tracked, even across multiple pharmacy locations. And when law enforcement agents need records, they're easy to recall, provide and parse.
"Even most of the large chain pharmacies' POS systems can't yet handle these complicated, meth-prevention transactions. But our Paladin Pharmacy POS system manages these extra CMEA and state regulations as a seamless component of normal checkout process," says Dan Nesmith, Paladin president. "Our customers tell us that the Paladin Pharmacy POS is the independent pharmacy owner's chance to gain an advantage in an industry increasingly dominated by large franchises."
Paladin Pharmacy POS pricing is subscription based, requiring a very small investment to get started. Paladin Pharmacy POS customers include independent pharmacy locations across the United States. Paladin Pharmacy POS is also IIAS compliant. For more information about IIAS and SIGIS, visit http://www.sig-is.org. Paladin Data Corporation is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner. For more information about Paladin POS, go to paladinpos.com.
- Combat Methamphetamine Epidemic Act (CMEA): What it means for pharmacies
According to the Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration's Office of Diversion Control (http://www.DEAdiversion.usdoj.gov), state restrictions on transactions involving PSE products that can be used to make methamphetamine must match or exceed those required by the federal standard, the Combat Methamphetamine Epidemic Act (CMEA).
The CMEA requires sellers to enforce daily sales and monthly purchase limits, store stock behind the counter or in a locked cabinet, maintain written or electronic logbook of sales, keep logbook for minimum of 2 years after date of sale, confirm identification of purchaser.
The purchaser must enter his or her name, address, date and time of sale; provide photo ID issued by a State or Federal government; and sign the logbook. The logbook must document products by name, quantity sold, names and addresses of purchasers, date and time of sales.
- Paladin Data Corporation Background
Paladin Data Corp. is a member of the Special Interest Group for IASS Standards (SIGIS), and the Paladin POS is one of the organization's designated IIAS-compliant pharmacy POS solution providers. The Paladin POS also fully integrates with the Suite-RX automated pharmacy dispensing system.
Paladin Data has been developing, supporting and delivering retail Point-of-Sale (POS) and Inventory Management Solutions for nearly 30 years. The people at Paladin Data Corporation are experts in the field of POS, Inventory Control, Accounts Receivable, 24/7 Customer Support, and conversion from other systems. The Paladin POS Solution is sophisticated yet easy to learn, use and operate and offers an intuitive graphical user interface (GUI) that closes the gap between people and computers.
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