Attorney General Racine Applauds New Initiatives by CVS Health to Counteract Opioid Crisis
released on September 26, 2017
found in newsletter: September 2017
WASHINGTON, D. C. – Attorney General Karl A. Racine today welcomed an announcement by CVS Health that the company is expanding its efforts to fight opioid addiction and encouraged other companies to undertake similar efforts.
“Fighting the opioid crisis in the District and across the country requires all hands on deck, and I welcome CVS Health investing more resources in this effort,” Attorney General Racine said. “In particular, I’m thankful that they’ve chosen locations in the District where residents can dispose of unused prescription painkillers and other prescription drugs safely. This is a crucial tool in ensuring that dangerous and addictive drugs don’t get into the wrong hands, and it’s important for government and private entities alike to join the fight to protect our communities from opioid addiction.”
In the District, the efforts include installing three new “drop box” locations for CVS-hosted prescription drug take back facilities. They are stationed at 24-hour CVS drugstores located in Ward 7 at 320 40th Street NE, Ward 4 at 6514 Georgia Avenue NW, and Ward 2 at 67 Dupont Circle NW. CVS anticipates they will install the kiosks by the end of this calendar year.
Attorney General Racine and staff from the Office of the Attorney General have been in active communication with CVS Health, including meeting with the company last week, regarding actions it could take to help fight opioid addiction.
Original Press Release