CVS is putting containers in its retail stores where people can dispose of unused prescription drugs as a way to fight an opioid epidemic that has killed thousands of people across the country.
The containers are designed to get unused opioids out of people’s houses, CVS officials said in announcing the initiative Thursday. People addicted to opioids sometimes get the drugs from the medicine cabinets of families and friends without their knowledge.
The containers will be placed in 750 stores, including 19 in Maryland. CVS Health also donated disposal kiosks to Maryland police departments in Hampstead, Ellicott City and Rising Sun.
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