CVS Health introduces safe medication disposal inside CVS Pharmacy

CVS Health on Wednesday officially introduced the expansion of its safe medication disposal program to include locations inside CVS Pharmacy stores.

CVS Health on Wednesday officially introduced the expansion of its safe medication disposal program to include locations inside CVS Pharmacy stores. "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." The new safe medication disposal kiosks inside 750 CVS locations will add to the more than 800 units the company has donated to law enforcement officials nationwide. The first disposal units inside CVS Pharmacy locations are being unveiled this week in Wilmington, NC, and Pittsburgh, PA.