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Mr Charles Cichon

National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators

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National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators

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Charles (Charlie) Cichon is the Executive Director of the National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators (NADDI, www.naddi.org), a nonprofit organization that facilitates cooperation among law enforcement, health care professionals, state regulatory agencies and pharmaceutical manufacturers in the investigation and prevention of prescription drug abuse and diversion. Cichon brings a diverse background to this role, including his work in law enforcement, health regulatory agencies and the pharmaceutical industry. He is a widely regarded national expert on the following issues:  Overall scope of the prescription drug problem in the United States  Pharmaceutical abuse investigation  Identification of counterfeit pharmaceuticals  Commonly abused pharmaceutical drugs  “Doctor shoppers” and forged prescriptions  Internet trafficking in pharmaceuticals and money laundering  Pharmaceutical abuse and diversion among Native Americans  International smuggling of pharmaceuticals