On October 25, 2017, CVS Health officially introduced the expansion of our safe medication disposal program inside CVS Pharmacy stores, unveiling the first disposal units inside CVS Pharmacy locations in Wilmington, North Carolina and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The new safe medication disposal kiosks inside 750 CVS Pharmacy locations will add to the more than 800 units already donated to law enforcement officials across the country, which have collected more than 100 metric tons of unwanted medication.
"Solving the opioid crisis will not be easy and it will take the concerted effort of patients, providers, payors, pharmacies, advocacy organizations, elected officials and community leaders," said Thomas M. Moriarty, Executive Vice President, Chief Policy and External Affairs Officer, and General Counsel, CVS Health. "Our safe medication disposal program is just one of the many initiatives we have undertaken to help prevent opioid abuse and drug addiction in our communities."
Properly disposing of unused medications can reduce the risk of misuse, abuse or diversion.
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