Drug Take-Back Program

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CVS Pharmacy, as part of their partnership with Drugfree.org, CVS donated a medication disposal unit through a property grant to the Brownwood Police Department. 
 
We are grateful and thank CVS Pharmacy for its generous donation to help our community prevent prescription drug abuse. The CVS Pharmacy Medication Disposal for Safer Communities Program is part of the Company’s ongoing commitment to combat prescription drug abuse. 
 
The container is located in the lobby of the Law Enforcement Center, located at 1050 W. Commerce in Brownwood. It is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week and will help not only keep prescription drugs out of the hands of the youth of the community, but also helps to keep the water supply and landfill safe. The gift of the container is through the cooperative effort by CVS and is an example of the company’s commitment of keeping the community safe and helping prevent drug abuse.

The Brownwood Police has a semi-annual drug take back event which is held each April and September. Officers are stationed at two CVS locations in Brownwood to receive unwanted prescription and non-prescription drugs, with “no questions asked,” in an effort to keep these drugs out of the water supply and the hands of those who could abuse them, especially the youth of the community. The next drug take back event will be held on Saturday, September 26th at CVS parking lots on Austin Avenue and Commerce locations.
 

Goals

To keep drugs out of the hands of younger people in an effort to help with prescription drug abuse. Each year in the United States, more than 71,000 children aged 18 and younger are seen in emergency rooms for unintentional overdoses of prescription and over-the-counter drugs. 
 
To keep the drugs out of the water supply. Our water supply is getting to be such a precious commodity. 

 
For more information on this program, visit CVS.com