CVS Health has completed the installation of time-delay safe technology in all of its 851 CVS Pharmacy locations, including those in Target, across the state of Texas.
Previously, the Woonsocket, R.I.-based company implemented the new safes in September at all 223 CVS Pharmacy locations in Houston.
Designed to help prevent pharmacy robberies and the potential for the associated diversion of controlled substance medications, the time delay safes help delay the time it takes for pharmacy employees to open the safe, the company said.
“While our company continues to focus on moving the country one step closer to a post-pandemic world by increasing access to COVID-19 vaccines, testing and other measures to help create healthy communities, the misuse of prescription drugs also remains a focus,” Tom Moriarty, chief policy officer and general counsel at CVS Health said. “Time delay safes can help reduce the theft and diversion of opioid medications and bring added security to our stores which creates a safe environment for our patients and colleagues.”
Since introducing the safes in 2015, the retailer has introduced the time-delay safes across 19 states, including the District of Columbia, and has seen a 50% decline in robberies at its pharmacies in those local communities, the company said.