Company supports nearly 2,000 community and CVS Pharmacy locations that provide convenient disposal options for medicine cabinet cleanout all year long
WOONSOCKET, R.I., April 25, 2019 /3BL Media/ - As part of its commitment to helping build healthier communities, CVS Health (NYSE: CVS) is reminding Americans to clean out their medicine cabinets and safely dispose of unused medication on National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, this Saturday, April 27.
WOONSOCKET, R.I., April 28, 2016 /3BL Media/ -- CVS Health (NYSE: CVS) is marking National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, this Saturday April 30, with the announcement that its Medication Disposal for Safer Communities Program has donated more than 500 drug collection units to law enforcement partners across the U.S., resulting in the safe disposal of more than 35 metric tons of unwanted medication to date. In recognition of Take Back day, the company is also:
Prescription drug abuse has become a national epidemic. The use of controlled substances has increased dramatically, with prescriptions for opioids jumping more than 300 percent between 1999 and 2010. Overdose deaths increased from 4,000 annually to 16,600 during the same period. Such overdoses are now the second leading cause of accidental death in the U.S., and more than 2.4 million people were considered to be opioid abusers in 2010.