CVS Health Expands In-Store Safe Medication Disposal Program in Georgia

CVS Health Expands In-Store Safe Medication Disposal Program in Georgia
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Photo of participants: Division VP of CVS Pharmacy Brian Bosnic, Georgia State Senator John F. Kennedy and Georgia AG Chris Carr
Division Vice President of CVS Pharmacy Brian Bosnic, Georgia State Senator John F. Kennedy and Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr
Georgia AG Chris Carr
Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr

During a recent press conference at a CVS Pharmacy in Macon, Georgia, Division Vice President of CVS Pharmacy Brian Bosnic, Attorney General Chris Carr and State Senator John F. Kennedy announced plans to create drug-disposal collection points at 24 CVS Pharmacy stores in Georgia, and emphasized the importance of safely disposing unused or unwanted prescription medication in an effort to combat the opioid crisis.

“CVS Health is dedicated to addressing and preventing opioid abuse in the communities we serve here in Georgia and across the country,” Brian Bosnic said. “Expanding CVS Pharmacy’s in-store safe medication disposal program is one of the many initiatives we support to fulfill that commitment and our purpose of helping people on their path to better health.”

CVS Health recently announced a comprehensive, enterprise-wide approach to help fight the opioid abuse epidemic with even more tools to fight the growing opioid abuse epidemic. We created the Medication Disposal for Safer Communities program to prevent medications from being diverted from those with a legitimate prescription. Over the past two years, CVS Health has worked to expand access to naloxone, a lifesaving drug that blocks opioid receptor sites to reverse the effects of an overdose, without individual prescriptions in 47 states.

“We have to continue to forge innovative partnerships to strengthen our response to the opioid crisis, and CVS Health’s new initiative in Georgia is a great example of that type of collaboration,” Attorney General Carr said. “They want to make it easier than ever before to safely dispose of any unused, expired prescription drugs, getting them out of the hands of those who might otherwise abuse them.”

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For more information about our efforts in the fight against opioid abuse, visit Our Commitment to Fight Opioid Abuse and the CVS Health Impact Dashboard. To stay informed about the latest updates and innovations from CVS Health, register for content alerts and our bi-weekly health care newsletter.

Photo of participants: Division VP of CVS Pharmacy Brian Bosnic, Georgia State Senator John F. Kennedy and Georgia AG Chris Carr
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Hats off to these U.S. colleges and universities who are committed to developing 100% smoke- and tobacco-free campus policies. Since 2016, the CVS Health Foundation, in partnership with the American Cancer Society and Truth Initiative, have provided grants to the following schools to help them advocate for, adopt and implement policies.

Learn more about our Tobacco-Free Generation Campus Initiative and how you can help!


Concordia College Alabama
Lawson State Community College
Lurleen B. Wallace Community College
Shelton State Community College
Talladega College
University of West Alabama
Wallace Community College Selma


Ilisagvik College
University of Alaska Anchorage


Grand Canyon University
Pima County Community College
Mohave Community College


Shorter College


Antelope Valley College
Art Center College of Design
Bakersfield College
California State University, Chico
California State University San Marcos
Cerro Coso Community College
Citrus College
City College of San Francisco
Clovis Community College
College of Alameda
College of the Redwoods
Columbia College
Crafton Hills College
Cuesta College
Evergreen Valley College
Foothill College
Gavilan College
Long Beach City College
Los Angeles Valley College
Merritt College
Mills College
Orange Coast College
Oxnard College
Porterville College
Reedley College
Saint Mary's College of California
Santiago Canyon College
Shasta College
Stanford University
University of San Francisco
Ventura College
West Valley College
Whittier College


Aims Community College
Arapahoe Community College


Fairfield University
Housatonic Community College
Naugatuck Valley Community College

District of Columbia

Howard University


Flagler College
Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University
Florida Keys Community College
Florida Memorial University
Indian River State College
Northwest Florida State College
St. Petersburg College


Brenau University
Morehouse College
The Interdenominational Theological Center


Chaminade University of Honolulu
Kaua'i Community College
University of Hawaii
University of Hawaii on behalf of Maui College


North Idaho College


St. Xavier University
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Indiana State University
Indiana University
Indiana University Bloomington
Saint Mary's College


Fort Scott Community College


Frontier Nursing University
Western Kentucky University


York County Community College


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St. Mary's College of Maryland
University of Maryland Eastern Shore


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Urban College of Boston


Alma College
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Oakland University
University of Michigan
Walsh College
West Shore Community College


Gustavus Adolphus College
Minnesota State University, Mankato


Alcorn State University
Coahoma Community College
Hinds Community College, Utica Campus
Jackson State University
Mississippi Valley State University
Rust College
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University of Mississippi
University of Southern Mississippi


University of Missouri


Great Falls College – Montana State University


Metropolitan Community College
Western Nebraska Community College


Truckee Meadows Community College
Western Nevada College

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University of New Hampshire

New Jersey

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William Paterson University of New Jersey

New Mexico

San Juan College
Santa Fe Community College

New York

Dominican College
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Herkimer County Community College
Mercy College
Nassau Community College
Nazareth College of Rochester
North Country Community College
Onondaga Community College
St. Francis College
St. John's University
St. John Fisher College
State University of New York - Sullivan
SUNY Potsdam
University at Albany, SUNY

North Carolina

Alamance Community College
Bladen Community College
Duke University
East Carolina University
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Isothermal Community College
Lenoir-Rhyne University 
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North Carolina Central University
Piedmont Community College
Pitt Community College
Robeson Community College
Saint Augustine's University
Shaw University
University of North Carolina Wilmington
Winston Salem State University


Blue Ash College, University of Cincinnati
Bowling Green State University
Cuyahoga Community College
Lorain County Community College
Terra State Community College
University of Cincinnati
University of Dayton
University of Findlay
Wilberforce University


College of Allied Health


Oregon State University
Treasure Valley Community College


Bryn Mawr College
Chatham University
Cheyney University
Community College of Allegheny County
Community College of Philadelphia
Gannon University
Lackawanna College
Lincoln University
Penn State University 
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University of Pennsylvania 
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Westmoreland County Community College

Rhode Island

University of Rhode Island

South Carolina

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Benedict College
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Technical College of the Lowcountry
Wofford College

South Dakota

South Dakota State University


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Meharry Medical College
Tennessee State University
University of Tennessee, Chattanooga
University of Tennessee, Knoxville


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University of Texas at Dallas


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University of Utah Health Sciences
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University of the Virgin Islands


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Whitworth University


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Marquette University
St. Norbert College
University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

West Virginia

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Concord University
Eastern West Virginia Community College
Shepherd University
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2019 NAFC Community Health Grant recipients

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The National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics (NAFC) is the only nonprofit 501c(3) organization whose mission is solely focused on the issues and needs of the more than 1,200 Free and Charitable Clinics and the people they serve in the United States. Founded in 2001 and headquartered in Washington, D.C., the NAFC is an effective advocate for the issues and concerns of Free and Charitable Clinics, their volunteer workforce of doctors, dentists, nurses, therapists, pharmacists, nurse practitioners, technicians and other health care professionals, and the patients served by Free and Charitable Clinics in communities throughout the nation.

In 2019, CVS Health and its Foundation committed nearly $3 million to free clinics across the country, bringing the total contribution to NAFC to nearly $8 million since 2015. The grants will support increased access to quality care through substance abuse prevention, chronic disease management and assessing the social determinants of health, including:


Berkeley Free Clinic, Berkeley, CA

Clinic by the Bay, San Francisco, CA

Jewish Community Free Clinic, Santa Rosa, CA

Napa Acupuncture Practice, Napa, CA

St. Mary’s Dining Room, Stockton, CA

The Regents of the University of California, La Jolla, CA

The Willow Clinic, Sacramento, CA

Well-One Health Inc., Perris, CA


Malta House of Care, Inc., Hartford, CT


Caridad Center, Inc., Boynton Beach, FL

Catholic Charities of Central Florida, Orlando, FL

Grace Medical Home, Orlando, FL

Osceola County Council on Aging Inc., Kissimmee, FL

Point Washington Medical Clinic, Santa Rosa Beach, FL

Shepherd’s Hope, Inc., Orlando, FL

The Outreach Clinic, Brandon, FL


Athens Free Clinic, Athens, GA

Center for Black Women’s Wellness, Inc., Atlanta, GA

Good News Clinics, Gainesville, GA

Place of Hope Inc., Hampton, GA


Bolingbrook Christian Health Center, Bolingbrook, IL

Community Health Care Clinic, Normal, IL

CommunityHealth, Chicago, IL

Family Health Partnership Clinic, Crystal Lake, IL

The Night Ministry, Chicago, IL


Community Health Clinic, Inc., Elizabethtown, KY

Family Community Clinic, Louisville, KY


Luke’s House: A Clinic for Healing and Hope, New Orleans, LA

Martin Luther King Health Center & Pharmacy, Shreveport, LA

The Health Hut, Ruston, LA

North Carolina

Ada Jenkins Families and Careers Development Center, Davidson, NC

Broad Street Clinic Foundation, Inc., Morehead City, NC

Community Care Clinic, Boone, NC

Community Free Clinic, Inc., Concord, NC

Davidson Medical Ministries Clinic, Inc., Lexington, NC

DEAC Clinic at the Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC

Grace Clinic of Yadkin Valley, Elkin, NC

Greater Hickory Cooperative Christian Ministry, Hickory, NC

Hands of Hope Medical Clinic, Yadkinville, NC

HELP Center Inc., Monroe, NC

Hope Clinic, Bayboro, NC

Hunger and Health Coalition, Boone, NC

Lake Norman Community Health Clinic, Huntersville, NC

The Free Clinics , Hendersonville, NC


Heritage Community Clinic at Ohio University, Athens, OH

Lake County Free Clinic, Painesville, OH

Physicians CareConnection, Columbus, OH

St. Vincent de Paul Charitable Pharmacy, Cincinnati, OH


Community Volunteers in Medicine, West Chester, PA

Health Outreach Project at the Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

Highlands Health Clinic, Johnstown, PA

Hope Within Ministries, Inc., Elizabethtown, PA

The Edward R. Leahy Jr. Center Clinic for the Uninsured, Scranton, PA

Volunteers in Medicine, Wilkes- Barre, PA

Rhode Island

Clínica Esperanza/Hope Clinic, Providence, RI


Church Health, Memphis, TN

Healing Word Counseling Center, Memphis, TN

LifeSpring Community Health, Chattanooga, TN

Siloam Health, Nashville, TN


Casa El Buen Samaritano, Houston, TX

Christ Clinic, Houston, TX

Greater Killeen Free Clinic, Inc., Killeen, TX

Hope Medical Clinic, Austin, TX

Muslim Community Center for Human Services, Richland Hills, TX

Salud Sin Fronteras, El Paso, TX

St. Vincent’s Student-Run Free Clinic, Galveston, TX

TOMAGWA HealthCare Ministries, Tomball, TX


Arlington Free Clinic, Arlington, VA

CrossOver Healthcare Ministry, Richmond, VA

Culmore Clinic, Springfield, VA

Health Brigade, Richmond, VA

NOVA ScriptsCentral, Inc., Falls Church, VA

Prince William Area Free Clinic, Inc., Woodbridge, VA

St. Mary’s Health Wagon, Wise, VA


Yakima Union Gospel Mission, Yakima, WA

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