NADDI OF OKLAHOMA
NADDI of OKLAHOMA
Welcome to the Home Page of the Oklahoma Chapter of the National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators, also known as NADDI of Oklahoma. Our goals are to provide training that will help our members conduct drug diversion investigations and to promote cooperation and networking between investigators, law enforcement members, healthcare professionals and agencies to prevent pharmaceutical diversion. Prevention of prescription drug procurement through theft or fraud (diversion) are paramount in today’s society.
NADDI of Oklahoma was formed in 2008; many of the current members have been involved from the chapter’s inception. NADDI of Oklahoma has consistently been an active chapter, continually attracting new members from local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies, state regulatory agencies, health fraud investigation agencies and pharmacy loss prevention arenas. All of our members enforce the laws and regulations that govern prescription drugs and health care in Oklahoma.
Since one of NADDI of Oklahoma’s main objectives is training, our regional training offers diverse educational topics such as investigation, changes in the law(s), and emerging trends in pharmaceutical drug diversion. The sessions feature guest speakers who share their expertise and experience most relevant to our local, current issues.
Every year, NADDI of Oklahoma presents the Charles V. Ryan Diversion Influence Award. The award has been bestowed annually since 2012 and recognizes administrators, investigators, employees or a business that has had a positive influence for their community, jurisdiction, or the state of Oklahoma in the prevention, investigation and deterrence of pharmaceutical diversion. The 2018 recipient of the award was Detective Joe Gho, a 32-year veteran of the Tulsa Police Department. Joe has worked diligently alongside many people and agencies in the effort to curb pharmaceutical diversion and the costly plague it is on our society. Congratulations Joe!
The membership fee to join NADDI is $50.00 per year and includes your membership in both the National organization and to your local NADDI of Oklahoma Chapter. Members receive access to the benefits of the NADDI Members’ Only resources such as webinars, blogs, and our members directory, as well as, important educational alerts and notices of national and state training’s.
The NADDI of Oklahoma Chapter would like to warmly welcome our members and look forward to networking with you throughout the year!
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
NADDI of OKLAHOMA
Oklahoma was the 25th State to establish a chapter within the NADDI organization. The State Chapter was approved on August 18, 2008 and is an established State Chapter with a solid membership base. The Oklahoma State Chapter team has been diligently working on providing regular meetings, resources, and community events; the team has been proactive and are open to exploring new ideas and challenges, so share your ideas with them! They have some exciting plans for the future, and we are looking forward to awesome things in 2020! We thank the Oklahoma Board of Directors for all their efforts!
We would also like to thank the following Oklahoma Chapter members who have volunteered their time and efforts to the NADDI organization and the Oklahoma State Chapter Board of Directors!
Chris Anderson – Regional Director
Larry Carter – Vice President
Melton Edminsten – President
Joseph English – Secretary
Cindy Hamilton – Treasurer
Sandra LaVenue – President
Sam Searcy – Regional Director
Hugh Tidler – Vice President
James Seeley – Secretary, President
NADDI of OKLAHOMA
Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs
Oklahoma Commission on Opioid Abuse
Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority
Oklahoma Prescription Monitoring Program
Oklahoma State Board of Dentistry
Oklahoma State Board of Nursing
Oklahoma State Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision
Oklahoma State Board of Osteopathic Examiners
Oklahoma State Board of Pharmacy
Oklahoma State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners
Oklahoma State Department of Health
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