IMPORTANT: Before a pharmacy can be converted, it must comply with state and federal laws for tracking pseudoephedrine (PSE) through the National Precursor Log Exchange (NPLEx).  The pharmacy must go to Appriss Health/NPLEx, register or sign in, acquire its two-year history of tracking pseudoephedrine (PSE) prescriptions, and provide that history to Paladin Data Corporation for use in Paladin Point of Sale. 

DISCLAIMER:  Appriss and Paladin Point of Sale will not be held responsible for data that is provided to Paladin Point of Sale after the conversion.

IMPORTANT:  A Paladin representative must configure your pharmacy with NPLEx conversion before you can follow these procedures:

  • How to set up the class and sub-class for each product that contains pseudoephedrine (PSE)
  • How to set up the inventory items
  • How to test the feature
  • How to create the NPLEx Transaction Report

How to set up the class and sub-class for each product that contains pseudoephedrine (PSE)

IMPORTANT:  Items that contain PSE are flagged by class and subclass.

  1. In Paladin Point of Sale, on the File menu, click Setup.
  2. Click the Class tab.
  3. In the Classes pane, click New.
  4. In the Name box, enter this: Stop Meth
  5. In the Class ID box, enter an ID number.
  6. Click Save.
  7. Determine the total number of milligrams of PSE in the entire product. Example:  A box contains 24 pills, each with 30 mg of PSE, so 24 pills contains a total of 720 mg of PSE in the box.
  8. In the Sub Classes pane, click New.
  9. In the Name box, enter the total number of milligrams of PSE that you determined.
  10. In the Subclass id box, enter the total number of milligrams of PSE that you determined.
  11. Click Save.
  12. For each PSE product, repeat steps 6-10.
  13. When you are done, click Save.

How to set up the inventory items

IMPORTANT:  For the NPLEx feature to function accurately, the client must set up ALL items that contain PSE.

  1. On the top ribbon, click the Inventory tab.
  2. In the Part # box, enter the SKU number that was designated for that item by the PSE manufacturer or vendor. Do not enter a UPC number.
  3. Required: In Desc 1, enter information.
  4. Required: In the Alt # box, enter a valid UPC number.
  5. Click the General
  6. In the Classes pane, in the Class box, select the Stop Meth Class Number.
  7. In the Subclass box, select the number that you previously determined for this product. Example:  A box contains 24 pills, each with 30 mg of PSE, so 24 pills contains a total of 720 mg of PSE in the box.
  8. For each PSE product, repeat this procedure.
  9. When you are done, click Save.

How to test the feature 

IMPORTANT:  When all of the PSE products have been set up, test the feature by purchasing a product.

  1. On the top ribbon, click the Invoice/Quote module.
  2. Scan the PSE product.
  3. Purchase the PSE product, and then complete the transaction.
  4. In the NPLEx Customer Info Required window, enter information in all of the boxes.
  5. Click Next. The information will be sent to NPLEx.
    • If the customer is allowed to purchase the item, the transaction will be processed.
    • If the customer is not allowed to purchase the item, a warning message will appear.

How to create the NPLEx Transaction Report

Note:  While a pharmacy cannot obtain PSE information through the NPLEx portal, it can create a Transaction Report in Paladin Point of Sale to include the data.

  1. In the Transaction Report, enter a date range and PSE class.
  2. Create the report. All information will appear as the NPLEX Transaction Report.

 

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Printed on: 7/19/18