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National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

CVS, Walgreens facilitate safe disposal of unused Rxs

NEW YORK — Initiatives from CVS Health and Walgreens to collect unused medications have produced dramatic results, the companies ­announced. They reported the results ahead of National Prescription Drug Take Back Day late last month. Sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the event aims to provide a safe, convenient and responsible means of disposing of

CVS drug disposal program makes impact

CVS drug disposal program makes impact

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health has collected more than 47 metric tons of expired, unused and unwanted drugs through its Medication Disposal for Safer Communities program. CVS said Thursday that it has has donated 626 safe drug disposal boxes to police departments in 42 states since launching the program in 2014. In tandem with the Drug

Drug chains step up, do their part to curb Rx abuse

NEW YORK — Drug chains are spearheading efforts to fight prescription drug abuse through a range of initiatives. CVS Health reported that its Medication Disposal for Safer Communities program has donated more than 500 drug collection units to law enforcement partners across the U.S. The donation resulted in the safe disposal of more than 35

CVS Health bolsters support of drug take-back efforts

CVS Health bolsters support of drug take-back efforts

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — To date, CVS Health has donated more than 500 drug collection units to law enforcement partners — accounting for the safe disposal of over 35 metric tons of unwanted medication — through its Medication Disposal for Safer Communities Program. CVS marked the achievement on Wednesday in recognition of National Prescription Drug Take

Walgreens rolls out drug disposal kiosks in Calif.

Walgreens rolls out drug disposal kiosks in Calif.

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens has deployed 50 safe medication disposal kiosks in drug stores across California. The drug chain said Friday that the kiosks provide Californians with a safe, convenient way to discard unwanted, unused or expired medications — including prescripton drugs, controlled substances and over-the-counter medicines — at no cost. To kick off the

CVS/pharmacy steps up fight against Rx abuse

CVS/pharmacy steps up fight against Rx abuse

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — This month, CVS/pharmacy is launching several efforts to help curb prescription drug abuse. The drug chain said it has expanded the availability of naloxone, an opioid overdose reversal medicine, in several states. The medication already was available at CVS/pharmacy without a prescription in Rhode Island and Massachusetts, but it’s now available without