CVS donates drug collection units to police departments nationwide

Woonsocket, R.I. -- CVS/pharmacy announced that it is teaming with The Partnership at Drugfree.org to create a community donation program that presents drug collection units to police departments across the country.

Through the Medication Disposal for Safer Communities program, local police departments can apply to receive a drug collection unit to help their communities safely dispose of unwanted medications, including controlled substances.

Up to 1,000 receptacles will be awarded to police departments through an application process that will launch on May 1 at cvs.com/safercommunities. CVS/pharmacy and The Partnership at Drugfree.org will obtain the drug collection units from MedReturn.

"As part of our on-going commitment to combat prescription drug abuse, we have participated in events for many years with law enforcement to help safely dispose of expired, unused or unwanted medication," said Josh Flum, senior VP of Retail Pharmacy at CVS Caremark. "Through this donation program, CVS/pharmacy and The Partnership at Drugfree.org will now provide our communities with a permanent drug disposal solution at their local police departments."

 

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