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CVS to require ID to buy nail polish remover

CVS Pharmacy will soon require identification for purchases of nail polish remover, the drugstore chain has announced.

The new requirement is meant to limit the amount of acetone customers can purchase every day to two bottles of polish remover. Acetone is a common component of nail polish removers and can be used in the production of methamphetamine.

“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 NBC Washington.

The move comes three years after CVS agreed to pay $77.6 million following an investigation that found the store allowed widespread sales of cough medicine without identification.

A 2005 federal law requires identification to buy over-the-counter medicines like cold, allergy and sinus medication that contains pseudoephedrine, an ingredient used to make meth.

The chain has already instituted the news policy in many New England stores, but plans to make the requirement nationwide, according to CBS Pittsburgh.

There are 85 CVS stores in Nevada, including 60 in the Las Vegas Valley. The chain has more than 7,500 stores nationwide.

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