An identity proof will now be mandatory for CVS pharmacy customers to buy a nail polish remover.
This policy in Southern New England requires that customers provide ID when they purchase a nail polish remover. Further, there will also be a limit on the number of bottles purchased.
The drugstore chain has taken this decision to curb the making of illegal methamphetamine.
A spokesman for the drugstore said, "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. 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."