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CVS Health Donates Drug Disposal Units to Pennsylvania State Police

10.12.17
  • CVS Health has donated 65 prescription drug collection units to the Pennsylvania State Police.
    CVS Health’s Nicole Harrington (far left) joined representatives from PA Governor Tom Wolf’s administration for a donation ceremony
  • CVS Health’s Nicole Harrington speaks at the PA prescription drug collection bin donation event.
    CVS Health’s Nicole Harrington speaks about the company’s efforts to mitigate the opioid epidemic.
  • Pennsylvania State Police Commissioner Tyree C. Blocker speaks about the opioid epidemic.
    PA State Police Commissioner Tyree C. Blocker discusses the importance of keeping prescription drugs out of the wrong hands.
  • Members of the PA National Guard joined Commissioner Blocker for the collection bin donation event.
    Members of the PA National Guard joined State Police Commissioner Blocker to announce CVS Health’s donation of 65 drug collection bins.
  • A Pennsylvania State Policeman and prescription drug collection bin.
    A Pennsylvania State Policeman stands with one of 65 drug collection bins donated to the State Police by CVS Health.
  • A drug collection bin donated to the Pennsylvania State Police by CVS Health.
    Easy-to-follow instructions make disposing of unwanted prescription medications simple.

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.

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