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PSE/EPH Sales Regulations & Forms

Beginning July 1, 2013, purchasers are limited to buying 3.6 grams of pseudoephedrine (PSE) or ephedrine (EPH) products in one day, to purchasing 7.2 grams of PSE/EPH products in a 30 day period and can purchase no more than 61.2 grams in a 365 day period.

Beginning January 1, 2012, a retailer shall, before completing a sale of an over-the-counter product containing pseudoephedrine or ephedrine, electronically submit the required information to the National Precursor Log Exchange (NPLEx), if the NPLEx system is available to retailers in the state without a charge for accessing the system.  On January 1, 2014, the exemption for convenience packs from the tracking requirement was removed and every retailer that sells PSE products must track them using the NPLEx system.

NPLEx is required to submit the sales and blocked sales to the Indiana State Police for use in the Indiana Meth Investigation System (IMIS).

The required information is as follows:

  1. the name and address of each purchaser;
  2. the type of identification presented;
  3. the governmental entity that issued the identification;
  4. the identification number;
  5. the ephedrine or pseudoephedrine product purchased, including the number of grams the product contains;
  6. the date and time of the transaction;
  7. the clerk who is conducting the transaction to initial or electronically record the clerk's identification on the log;
  8. the purchaser to sign a written or electronic log attesting to the validity of the information; and
  9. the retailer may not complete the sale if the system generates a stop sale alert.

If the retailer selling the PSE product does not have the capability to electronically capture the purchaser’s signature the linked signature log shall be utilized and maintained by the retailer for at least two years.

If a retailer selling an over-the-counter product containing EPH or PSE experiences mechanical or electronic failure of the electronic sales tracking system and is unable to comply with the electronic sales tracking requirement, the retailer shall maintain a written log or an alternative electronic recordkeeping mechanism until the retailer is able to comply with the electronic sales tracking requirement.  The required written log is linked below.

Indiana State Police Meth Suppression Section
1-877-MSS-METH (677-6384) Indiana only
Office: 317-234-4591
Fax: 317-234-4593