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National pharmacy chain CVS announced Thursday it will install drug disposal boxes at 49 of its stores around Indiana. (Brandon Smith/IPB News)
Brandon Smith

National pharmacy chain CVS announced Thursday it will install drug disposal boxes at 49 of its stores around Indiana.

The units will allow Hoosiers to get rid of unneeded and unused prescription drugs.

Two Ohio-based firms offered to buy more than half of the remaining Marsh grocery stores at Monday’s bankruptcy auction.

The deal hinges on the outcome of a dispute between Indiana-based Marsh and CVS Pharmacies.

At the auction in Delaware, Kroger subsidiary Topvalco offered $16 million for 11 Marsh stores in Indianapolis, Zionsville, Muncie, Bloomington, Brownsburg, Fishers and Greenwood.

That’s according to bankruptcy court documents filed Tuesday.

Purdue expert calls CVS decision a "bold move"

Feb 6, 2014

A Purdue retail analyst says CVS has made a bold move with plans to get out of the tobacco business.

CVS says it plans to stop selling cigarettes and tobacco products in its stores by October 1st.

Dr. Richard Feinberg says the pharmacy giant‘s decision is in keeping with current anti-smoking cultural values.

However, he says the move will certainly result in lost revenue which CVS will have to replace.

Feinberg says it‘s too early to say whether other pharmacy chains will follow suit.