Customers will no longer have to show photo ID to buy nail polish remover or other products containing acetone at CVS stores in most states, a company spokesman said Thursday morning.
Last month, the company started requiring photo ID when buying products that contain acetone at all CVS stores, said Mike DeAngelis, director of public relations for CVS/pharmacy, in an email.
Acetone is an ingredient used in the illegal manufacture of methamphetamine.
“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,” DeAngelis said in a statement.
“To comply with certain regulations requiring retailers to record sales of products containing ingredients used in the illegal manufacture of methamphetamine, we will continue to require ID for the purchase of acetone products in Hawaii and the purchase of iodine products in California, Hawaii and West Virginia.”
The company said additional policy changes regarding purchase limits and age requirements may be implemented in the future.
The company posted the policy change to itsFacebook page late Wednesday afternoon. A similar announcement went out on the company’s Twitter account @CVSCaremarkFYI
The change will take effect before the end of the week, the company said.