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  1. Where are we in 2013?

  2. Why is meth so dangerous to our communities? • Construction Sites • Graveyards • Hotels and Motels • Rental Houses • Apartments • Parks and Playgrounds • Vehicles

  3. Nexafed “Battle Congestion. And meth abuse too.”

  4. Meth Abuse • Top 3 States in 2012 • Missouri • Tennessee* • Indiana

  5. Tennessee Meth Busts, 2010 • Top 10 Counties • McMinn (161) • Monroe (139) • Campbell (117)* • Hamilton (104) • Warren (100) • Shelby (98) • Coffee & Anderson (88) • Franklin (69) • Lawrence (63) • Rhea & Madison (46)

  6. Tennessee Meth Busts, 2010 • Top 5 Judicial Districts • 10th Judicial District (357) pop. 212,573 • Bradley, McMinn, Monroe, and Polk Counties • 12th Judicial District (217) pop. 141,789 • Bledsoe, Franklin, Grundy, Marion, Rhea, and Sequatchie Counties • 8th Judicial District (153)* pop. 132,225 • Campbell, Claiborne, Fentress, Scott, and Union Counties • 13th Judicial District (106) pop. 208,104 • Clay, Cumberland, Dekalb, Overton, Pickett, Putnam, and White Counties • 11th Judicial District (104) pop. 336,463 • Hamilton County

  7. Taxpayer Cost • Hospital • 1/3 of patients in burn units are there because of meth; most are uninsured • The average treatment costs ~ $6,000 per day • The average meth patient’s hospital stay costs $130,000 which is 60% more than that of other burn victims • Meth Clean Up • TBI averages one meth lab bust per day • $5,000 - $25,000 per bust • Costs Tennessee taxpayers more than one $1 billion per year

  8. Nexafed: Quick Facts • Nasal decongestant • FDA approved • Commercially available since December 10, 2012 • Price and effectiveness comparable to that of Sudafed • Produced by Acura Pharmaceuticals • Current distributors include: • Cardinal Health; AmerisourceBergen; McKesson; Smith Drug Company.; Value Drug Company.; Morris & Dickson Co.; H.D. Smith; N.C. Mutual Drug Co.; Rochester Drug Cooperative, Inc. • www.nexafed.com

  9. Why Nexafed? • Crushed pseudoephedrine (PSE) tablets are easily dissolved in water or other liquids, and filtered to obtain purified PSE. • Impede technology incorporates a unique polymer matrix of inactive ingredients that form a thick gel that, in independent laboratory tests, has been shown to disrupt the extraction and conversion of PSE into methamphetamine.

  10. Why Nexafed? • Three common methods of PSE extraction: • Two large-scale methods are used to extract, purify and isolate the PSE from the tablets prior to converting the pure drug into methamphetamine • In a third small-scale method, known as the "one-pot" or direct conversion method, the tablets react with other ingredients without first isolating the PSE • In the two large-scale extraction methods, no measurable quantity of PSE could be detected using a range of aqueous and organic solvents • In the direct conversion or "one-pot" method, Nexafed yields about half the measurable methamphetamine compared to other tablets on the market

  11. Is it safe? • Ingredients have been found to not affect the product’s efficacy or safety • No side effects are listed that do not already fall under those of Sudafed • Reduced dosage for children ages 6-12yrs, similar to Sudafed’s dosage reduction • Not recommended for children under 6yrs, unless prescribed by a doctor

  12. www.nexafed.com