Number of safe medication disposal units in CVS Pharmacy stores and donated to police departments
Number of lives reached by the "Dose of Knowledge" collaboration with Discovery Education and our Pharmacists Teach program since their inception
Number of states and District of Columbia where naloxone is available without a prescription
> $12 million
Amount in grants to fund opioid misuse prevention and treatment programs
How we’re focused on you
From in-store programs like our medication disposal units and first-fill counseling to guidelines for opioid utilization management for our prescription benefits members, we’ve taken a proactive approach to opioid misuse prevention.
We recognize the importance of tackling opioid misuse at the local level, with local solutions. To do that, we’ve launched education programs for teens and parents and committed funding to organizations across the country to support prevention, treatment and recovery efforts.
As a leading stakeholder in health care, we work with advocacy organizations and elected leaders to recommend new and enhanced policies that will help prevent opioid misuse.
Our Board has made our commitment to help address prescription opioid abuse an important priority of CVS Health. Within the Board, the Audit Committee, Medical Affairs Committee, the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and the Management Planning and Development Committee each play a significant role in the Board’s oversight efforts.
Our Board is actively engaged in our efforts to address prescription opioid misuse through its oversight and review of the programs we are implementing to respond to prescription opioid misuse and working with our executive team as it develops new strategies to address it.