CVS Pharmacy: Must be 18 to Buy Nail Polish Remover

By: WSAW Staff Email
By: WSAW Staff Email

It's a product found in the vanities and medicine cabinets of many households, but it's also a key ingredient in meth- that's why CVS pharmacies in some cities will now require you to show an ID if you plan to buy nail polish remover.

According to KDKA-TV in Pittsburgh, the new policy caught some shoppers there off guard.

CVS/Pharmacy issued a statement indicating the rule was part of a continuing effort to curb the making of illegal methamphetamine.

CVS told KDKA the store policy will soon be implemented nationwide. The company did release a statement saying:

“Because acetone is an ingredient used in the illegal manufacture of methamphetamine, we recently implemented a policy that a valid ID must be presented to purchase acetone-containing products such as nail polish remover. Our policy also limits the sale of these products in conjunction with other methamphetamine precursors and is based on various regulations requiring retailers to record sales of acetone.“

CVS has five locations in Wisconsin, most located in the Fox Valley. A Wausau location is expected to open soon.


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