Safe Drug Disposal Program Expands into Kentucky

CVS Health recently unveiled a collaborative effort to combat Kentucky’s opioid epidemic by further expanding the company’s safe medication disposal program inside select CVS Pharmacy locations across the state.

Medication disposal units were added to nine 24-hour CVS Pharmacy locations and as part of the announcement, CVS Health’s Chief Policy and External Affairs Officer, and General Counsel Tom Moriarty welcomed local leaders to a CVS Pharmacy in Lexington to launch the program. Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear, State Representative George Brown Jr., Police Chief Lawrence Weathers and Voices of Hope Executive Director Sharon Tankersley joined CVS Health in highlighting why disposal efforts are key to combating opioid misuse.  

“CVS Health is dedicated to addressing and preventing opioid abuse in the communities we serve in Kentucky and across the country,” Tom Moriarty said. “Expanding our safe medication disposal program to CVS Pharmacy locations in Kentucky is one of the many initiatives we support to fulfill that commitment and our purpose of helping people on their path to better health.”

In addition to medication disposal efforts, CVS Health offers a comprehensive, enterprise-wide approach to help fight the opioid abuse epidemic. The Pharmacists Teach program provides teens and parents with the facts about prescription drug misuse and abuse. Our pharmacists have reached more than 2,000 students throughout Kentucky and more than 350,000 nationally through the program.

To find the nearest medication disposal unit, visit: https://nabp.pharmacy/initiatives/awarxe/drug-disposal-locator

For more information about our efforts in the fight against opioid abuse, visit Our Commitment to Fight Opioid Abuse and the CVS Health Impact Dashboard. To stay informed about the latest updates and innovations from CVS Health, register for content alerts and our bi-weekly health care newsletter.

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