Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Drug donation program underway

In a great example of collaboration, a nonprofit pharmacy and long term care facilities have combined to find a way to match demand and supply when it comes to drugs that would otherwise be wasted and the  Hazardous Materials and Waste Management Division of CDPHE has worked with them to make it possible.   The Nonprofit TLC Pharmacy in Colorado Springs was struggling to provide prescription medications to indigent clients. Meanwhile, Colorado long-term care facilities were paying high costs to dispose of unused prescriptions according to environmental regulations. Donating the drugs to safety-net pharmacies such as TLC seemed like an obvious solution. But murky Colorado laws got in the way.

For the rest of the story, go to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment News Page.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for this wonderful resource: clearly a Win-Win for Colorado. Question: what does SIRUM do if donated medications can not be donated to patients/facilities? What process does SIRUM use to destroy of unusable medications?