Valid ID needed to buy nail polish remover at CVS in effort to prevent drug production
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(MyFoxBoston.com) -- CVS customers looking to change up their nail polish color will need to present a valid ID in order to buy a key manicure product.
The popular pharmacy has rolled out a new policy in recent weeks in which customers much show identification in order to buy nail polish remover and other products containing acetone.
An official at the company tells FOX 25 the decision was made in an effort to prevent the manufacturing of methamphetamine.
"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," reads a statement from CVS. "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."