As part of our ongoing efforts to curb the opioid epidemic, CVS Health has donated 65 prescription drug collection units to Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) stations across the commonwealth.
“We are proud to partner with the Wolf administration and with the Pennsylvania State Police in providing these 65 units as part of our Medication Disposal for Safer Communities program, which has already facilitated the collection of more than 100 metric tons of unwanted medication across the country,” said Nicole Harrington, Senior Director, Pharmacy Services for CVS Health.
“Our commitment to safe medication disposal builds on our work to prevent and address drug abuse in the communities we serve by increasing access to naloxone and providing community education to prevent the abuse of prescription drugs.”
“Pennsylvania State Police stations provide highly visible, well-known locations for prescription drug take-back boxes with lobbies that are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week,” said State Police Commissioner Tyree Blocker. “By combining existing infrastructure with donated collection units, we are able to provide a valuable public health and safety resource to the communities we serve.”
For more information about CVS Health’s efforts to help combat the opioid abuse crisis, visit our Opioid Epidemic information center.