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CVS to demand ID before purchasing nail polish remover

By Mason White 11:31 AM August 12, 2013
CVS pharmacy chain location 

By: Sarah Weiss
(Scroll down for video) If you want to buy some nail polish remover you will have to be above 18-years-old, if you wish to buy the product at the CVS pharmacy chain.

CVS pharmacy customers are now being asked for identification when buying nail polish remover.

The policy, which has already been rolled out in southern New England, in recent weeks, means that customers must show identification and the number of bottles they can buy will be restricted, according to the company.

The drugstore chain, said the rule is an attempt to curb illegal methamphetamine production, and issued this statement:
“Because acetone is an ingredient used in the illicit production of methamphetamine, we recently implemented a policy that a valid ID must be presented to purchase products containing acetone such as nail polish remover. Our policy also restricts the sale of these products in combination with other methamphetamine precursors and is based on several rules requiring retailers to record sales of acetone.”

FDA spokesperson Christopher Kelly released the following statement:
“We are not aware of any specific FDA regulation that regulates the sale of acetone or iodine.”