CVS Health expands two prescription opioid abuse prevention efforts

CVS Health is expanding two programs to further prevent prescription opioid abuse. CVS will install an additional 1,100 safe medication disposal units in its CVS Pharmacy locations and local police departments by the end of 2019. This will bring its total number of disposal units to more than 2,700.

CVS Health is expanding two programs to further prevent prescription opioid abuse. CVS will install an additional 1,100 safe medication disposal units in its CVS Pharmacy locations and local police departments by the end of 2019. This will bring its total number of disposal units to more than 2,700. Additionally, the company, which has already educated more than 400,000 students and parents about the dangers of prescription opioid abuse through Pharmacists Teach, will expand the program by reaching an additional 250,000 participants by the end of 2019. "We have seen firsthand the impact our efforts have already made and we are excited to expand and enhance these initiatives even further," said Thomas Moriarty, chief policy and external affairs officer at CVS Health.