CVS Health announces expansion of drug abuse prevention efforts

CVS Health is stepping up its efforts to prevent drug abuse | shutterstock

CVS Health recently announced that it is preparing to expand its dedication to the prevention of drug abuse in young persons with investments in two programs that will educate on prevention.

The CVS Health Foundation will begin a new collaboration with DoSomething.org to form a program for peer-to-peer prevention and intervention that will communicate with young persons through text messages and online. CVS Health will renew the company’s Pharmacists Teach program, which connects pharmacists from CVS with local high school students in order to have an open dialogue about drug abuse.

"As a pharmacy innovation company, we care deeply about preventing drug abuse among young people and we are proud of these unique programs that will make a meaningful difference for so many teens and their families," CVS Pharmacy President Helena Foulkes said. "We have seen tremendous enthusiasm from our CVS pharmacists, who have volunteered to speak to more than 100,000 students about the dangers of prescription drug abuse as part of our Pharmacists Teach program, which will continue into this new school year. And, we are pleased to expand on our abuse prevention efforts with a new program to reach young people digitally through our partnership with DoSomething.org."

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