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UPDATE: Windsor Locks CVS No Longer Requiring ID to Buy Nail Polish Remover

Policy enforced amid concerns that acetone found in the remover can be used to produce methamphetamine.

Windsor Locks CVS Requiring ID to Buy Nail Polish Remover. Photo Credit: Patch
Windsor Locks CVS Requiring ID to Buy Nail Polish Remover. Photo Credit: Patch
UPDATE: CVS Public Relations Director Mike DeAngelis released the following statement (in part) Thursday afternoon: "We are committed to ensuring customer convenience while appropriately complying with regulations in our business," DeAngelis said. "After thoroughly reviewing our policies for the sale of products that contain acetone, in most states we will no longer require customers to present an ID to purchase these products, including nail polish remover."

Original Article:
Looking to buy nail polish remover at your local CVS? You'll need ID for that.

The CVS in Windsor Locks is now taking part in a new region-wide policy requiring valid identification for nail polish remover purchases, a CVS employee confirmed with Patch via telephone Thursday.


The Huffington Post reports that the national drugstore chain is looking to curb the production of methamphetamine, or "meth", which contains acetone.

Customers will also be limited in the amount of nail polish remover they can purchase.

A similar policy was enacted earlier this month in Washington D.C., NBC Washington reports.

"Our policy 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 Public Relations Director Mike DeAngelis told the news station.

Other pharmacies in New England have yet to adopt the policy, according to the Huffington Post.

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