CVS adds time-delay safes to all 446 Massachusetts pharmacies to prevent robberies, opioid diversion

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Because 2015, CVS has actually set up 4,760 time-delay safes in 15 states and the District of Columbia, minimizing break-ins at CVS drug stores in these communities by 50 percent. The retail drug store giant hopes the safes not only reduce burglaries, however likewise the resulting diversion of opioids and other controlled compounds into communities, according to an Aug. 27 news release from the business.

CVS has actually set up time-delay safes at all 446 of its Massachusetts pharmacy places to hinder burglaries by electronically lengthening the time it considers pharmacy staff or trespassers to open medication safes.

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” While our country and our company focus on COVID-19 treatment, testing and other steps to avoid neighborhood transmission of the virus, the abuse of prescription drugs stays a continuous difficulty in Massachusetts and somewhere else that requires our ongoing attention,” John Hering, region director for CVS Health, said in the news release. “These steps to reduce the theft and diversion of opioid medications bring added security to our shops and more disposal alternatives for our neighborhoods.”.

All Massachusetts CVS pharmacies with time-delay safes show signs revealing the safes have actually been installed, suggested to discourage would-be burglars from going through with their plans, as they typically wish to have the ability to get in and out of the place as rapidly as possible.

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Thursday, August 27th, 2020

CVS likewise recently set up 50 safe medication disposal systems in select Massachusetts locations, including to the 106 units it previously set up in the state. These disposal units enable clients to securely discard their prescriptions rather of leaving them in places where they may wind up misused.

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