CVS Health brings its safe medication disposal program to South Carolina

COLUMBIA, S.C., 2018-Jan-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — CVS Health (NYSE: CVS) announced today (January 23, 2018) that the company has expanded its safe medication disposal program to locations inside select CVS Pharmacy locations in South Carolina to help facilitate proper and timely disposal of opioids and other medications that could be diverted or misused if left in people’s homes. Attorney General Alan Wilson, State Representative Chip Huggins and Lexington Police Chief Terrence Green attended the launch of the program at a Lexington CVS Pharmacy location.

“With a presence in nearly 10,000 communities across the country, we see firsthand the impact of the alarming and rapidly growing epidemic of opioid addiction and misuse,” said Thomas M. Moriarty, Executive Vice President, Chief Policy and External Affairs Officer, and General Counsel, CVS Health. “Expanding our safe medication disposal efforts here in South Carolina is an extension of the initiatives in place across our company to fight the opioid abuse epidemic and fulfill our purpose of helping people on their path to better health.”

The 22 new medication disposal units that will be installed inside CVS Pharmacy locations in South Carolina will supplement the nearly 24 units CVS Health has donated to police and sheriff departments across the state. Nationwide, the company has donated more than 800 units to police departments, collecting more than 125 metric tons, or 270,000 pounds of unwanted medication.

“We know that opioids and other dangerous drugs often end up in the wrong hands after being taken out of parents’ and grandparents’ medicine cabinets,” said Attorney General Wilson. “We appreciate CVS’s efforts to help fight the opioid epidemic by giving people a safe and easy way to dispose of unwanted medications.”

“Prescription drug abuse is a major public health epidemic in our state,” said State Representative Chip Huggins, who is a member of the House Opioid Abuse Prevention Study Committee. “Programs like the one CVS Health is announcing today are integral in helping to avoid the diversion of unused prescription medicines, which can help reduce and prevent their misuse.”

The expansion of safe medication disposal to a total of 750 CVS Pharmacy locations across the U.S. was included among the enhancements to the company’s strategy to address and prevent opioid abuse announced in September 2017. As part of that effort, the company also said it would enhance opioid utilization management aligned with the CDC Guideline for CVS Caremark clients and members, complementing measures already in place. This work builds on ongoing programs the company operates including the Pharmacists Teach program, which brings CVS Pharmacists to local schools to talk to teens and parents about the dangers of abusing prescription drugs. More than 300,000 teens nationally including more than 4,000 in South Carolina have already participated in the program. CVS Health has also worked to expand access to the opioid overdose-reversal drug naloxone in 46 states, including South Carolina.

“We see the impact that opioid abuse has on our community every day,” said Terrence Green, Chief of Police of the Lexington Police Department. “We commend CVS Health for this important step in helping combat the opioid epidemic by making it easier for this community and others throughout the state to dispose of their unused medicines.”

The 22 new medication disposal units are being installed over the next several weeks at the following CVS Pharmacy locations:

Anderson Greenville North Charleston
2814 North Main St. 718 Mills Ave. 5215 Ashley Phosphate Rd.
3218 West Blue Ridge Dr.
Bishopville 2401 East North St. Rock Hill
523 South Main St. 2707 Celanese Rd.
Charleston 2446 Hudson Rd. Simpsonville
65 Sycamore Ave. 698 Fairview Rd.
Cheraw 11211 Asheville Hwy. Spartanburg
901 Market St. 2397 Reidville Rd.
Columbia 1008 Lake Murray Blvd. Summerville
2571 Forest Dr. 301 North Main St.
4711-5 Forest Dr. Lexington
5608 Sunset Blvd. Winnsboro
Florence 27 US Hwy 321 Byp. South
733 South Irby St. Myrtle Beach
3210 East Palmetto St 1303 38th Ave. North

About CVS Health
CVS Health is a pharmacy innovation company helping people on their path to better health. Through its more than 9,700 retail locations, more than 1,100 walk-in medical clinics, a leading pharmacy benefits manager with nearly 90 million plan members, a dedicated senior pharmacy care business serving more than one million patients per year, expanding specialty pharmacy services, and a leading stand-alone Medicare Part D prescription drug plan, the company enables people, businesses and communities to manage health in more affordable and effective ways. This unique integrated model increases access to quality care, delivers better health outcomes and lowers overall health care costs. Find more information about how CVS Health is shaping the future of health at

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BJ’s Wholesale Club to open its new location in Summerville, South Carolina on Saturday, June 10

BJ’s Wholesale Club to open its new location in Summerville, South Carolina on Saturday, June 10


BJ’s will host grand opening for the Summerville community on Saturday, June 1

SUMMERVILLE, S.C., 2017-Jun-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — BJ’s Wholesale Club will celebrate the grand opening of its new location in Summerville, South Carolina on Saturday, June 10. The Summerville Club marks BJ’s expansion into South Carolina, building the company’s footprint to 16 states and 215 clubs.

“We’re thrilled at the excitement over our newest Club and for the warm welcome BJ’s has received in Summerville,” said Dawn Albright, general manager of BJ’s Wholesale Club in Summerville, S.C. “We look forward to bringing our assortment of fresh food, unbeatable value and smart savings to South Carolina.”

At the Summerville grand opening celebration on Saturday, June 10, Members and the public will have the opportunity sample food and beverages from top-quality, leading brands including BJ’s exclusive Wellsley Farms® brand.

The BJ’s Wholesale Club is located at the intersection of Interstate 26 and North Main Street, Summerville’s primary retail corridor. Based on the Bureau of Labor Statistics consumer surveys on household spending, the BJ’s Wholesale Club in Summerville could save area shoppers more than $40 million a year. The Club also features a BJ’s Gas® station, offering Members even more savings.

Recently, BJ’s announced that its continuing its expansion plans with a new Club in Hanover Township, New Jersey in Summer 2018. Based on the Bureau of Labor Statistics consumer surveys on household spending, the BJ’s Wholesale Club in Hanover Township could save area shoppers nearly $40 million a year.

BJ’s Wholesale Club brings a number of benefits to the community:

  • BJ’s offers excellent value.
    • BJ’s beats grocery store prices, saving families up to 25 percent on national brands every day.
    • The company is the only major wholesale club that accepts all manufacturers’ coupons, offering families another great way to save.
    • Its exclusive brands, Berkley Jensen® and Wellsley Farms, let families save without sacrificing quality or fun.
  • BJ’s biggest advantage is fresh food – produce, dairy, meat and deli.
    • BJ’s offers Members much more fresh food variety than other clubs.
    • BJ’s is the only major wholesale club to offer a full-service deli with premium meats and cheeses.
    • Members can have fresh meats cut to their specifications. BJ’s butchers will recut and repackage at no additional charge.
  • A BJ’s Membership is filled with added convenience.
    • BJ’s offers the most payment options of any major wholesale club.
    • Members can research, shop and install electronics with help from BJ’s Tech Advisors.
    • BJ’s Pick Up & Pay® program allows shoppers to stock up by reserving items online and then picking up in-Club.
    • Members can save time and money by filling up their tanks at BJ’s Gas. The company’s gas prices are among the lowest around.
    • Members approved for a My BJ’s Perks® Mastercard® earn up to 5 percent cash back1 at BJ’s and beyond, plus save 10¢/gal. at BJ’s Gas every day.

Additionally, through BJ’s Feeding Communities® Program, the Club will donate unsold produce, meat, poultry, seafood, dairy and bakery products on a daily basis to reduce food waste and provide wholesome, fresh food to neighbors in need.

Shoppers can learn more about BJ’s Wholesale Club by going to

1Subject to credit approval. My BJ’s Perks Program is provided by BJ’s Wholesale Club, Inc. and its terms may change from time to time. Some exclusions apply. Visit for Program Terms. Cash back is in the form of electronic awards issued in $20 increments that are used in-Club at the register and expire 6 months from the date issued. Cash back can be requested in the form of a check prior to awards expiring by contacting Member Care at 800-BJs-CLUB.

My BJ’s Perks® Mastercard® is issued by Comenity Capital Bank pursuant to a license from Mastercard International Incorporated. Mastercard and the Mastercard Brand Mark are registered trademarks of Mastercard International Incorporated.

About BJ’s Wholesale Club, Inc.
Headquartered in Westborough, Massachusetts, BJ’s is the leading operator of membership warehouse clubs in the Eastern United States. The company currently operates 215 clubs and 132 BJ’s Gas® locations in 16 states.

BJ’s provides a one-stop shopping destination filled with top-quality, leading brands, including its exclusive Wellsley Farms® and Berkley Jensen® brands, along with USDA Choice meats, premium produce and delicious organics, many in supermarket sizes. BJ’s is also the only major membership warehouse club to accept all manufacturers’ coupons and, for greater convenience, offers the most payment options.

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BJ’s is wholly owned by affiliates of Leonard Green & Partners, CVC Capital Partners and its management team.

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