Aa
A
A
Close
Avatar universal
Donate drugs?
My husband is off therapy and we have 3 months supply of interferon, ribaviron, several vials of procrit as well as one month of incevik.  We would like to donate them if legal.
Cancel
11 Answers
Page 1 of 1
148588 tn?1462562962
Talk to your doctor.
Comment
Cancel
148588 tn?1462562962
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
789911 tn?1368640383
However an awesome gesture I think it is illegal and you could get into some trouble.  I know there is someone that would love that donation.  Just dont know how you could do it.
Comment
Cancel
789911 tn?1368640383
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
408795 tn?1324939275
That's very considerate and thoughtful of you to think of others' in their time of need.  Someone should chime in real soon. I know there's a couple different agencies that accept them but it's a tricky situation.  Whatever you do, don't throw them out.  
Comment
Cancel
408795 tn?1324939275
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
1815939 tn?1377995399
First, I am sorry your husband is off therapy. I hope things work out for him.

I think some agency or clinic could use them if they are unopened. (They won't use any Riba if the Riba bottle is open.)

They legaly cannot use opened meds that belonged to someone else, but also they ethically should not use them because they do not know if they are the original drugs or a substitute (and I am not saying they are substitutes, just that the agency /clinic cannot take a chance).  

The agency or clinic would need to have a pharmacist because only a pharmacist can repackage and label the medication and give it to the next recipient. Doctors and nurses cannot legaly package and label meds. (They do it sometimes but legally they cannot.)

Hopefully someone who knows what can be done with these perfectly usable and expensive meds will respond.
Comment
Cancel
1815939 tn?1377995399
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Avatar universal
I would guess your doctor would love to have them, i know mine did. A very good way to help somebody out.........

Best,
cando
Comment
Cancel
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
163305 tn?1333672171
My nurse said they'd take any of my extras including extra riba.
You can check with hospitals and clinics.
There's a free clinic here I'm going to offer my extras too first.

I've got two extra neupogen shots.

Once upon a time, I need neupogen immediately. Some kind soul from this forum helped me out. So, maybe someone in need will show up.
Comment
Cancel
163305 tn?1333672171
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
1711722 tn?1356491154
Check with your husband's doc and/or nurse.  They tend to have extra on hand for those who, like me, got my meds late.  And if they can't use them, at least they can dispose of them according to protocols.
Comment
Cancel
1711722 tn?1356491154
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
1116669 tn?1269146866
Please see my private message to you. dennis
Comment
Cancel
1116669 tn?1269146866
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
1749655 tn?1321804534
You bring up a great topic.  I feel certain that I will have extra riba when I am finished.  My doc said that there was nothing I could do with it since its purity could no longer be guaranteed.  When people need these drugs and can't afford them and insurance companies refuse to cover the expense, it seems insane to throw them away.  If you figure out an answer, please let me know.
Comment
Cancel
1749655 tn?1321804534
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Avatar universal
CVS Caremark sent me a 4 week supply of Vic that I won't need and didn't order.  They can't take it back but my doctor is taking it to use for some patients who have no or poor insurance.  The Vic has a relatively short shelf life (July) so hopefully someone will be able to use it.
Comment
Cancel
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Avatar universal
That's what we have done before in the past with unopened unused Hep C meds, give it to the doctor.  
Advocate1955
Comment
Cancel
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Your Answer
Avatar universal
Answer
Know how to answer? Tap here to leave your answer...
Answer
Submit Answer
A
A
Recent Activity
317787 tn?1463415842
Blank
Dee1956 commented on Belle313's status
53 mins ago
317787 tn?1463415842
Blank
Dee1956 commented on MH Community Mgr's status
58 mins ago
406584 tn?1399591666
Blank
10356 commented on 10356's status
1 hr ago
Blank
Weight Tracker
Track your weight over time
Start Tracking Now
Top Hepatitis Answerers
317787 tn?1463415842
Blank
DC
683231 tn?1438659664
Blank
Auburn, WA
1815939 tn?1377995399
Blank
Avatar universal
Blank
446474 tn?1446351282
Blank
San Francisco, CA
163305 tn?1333672171
Blank
Rural Mural, CA
Hepatitis C Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
05/15 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
05/15 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543 tn?1463449675
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
01/15 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGD, FICCMOBlank
Top Hepatitis Answerers
317787 tn?1463415842
Blank
DC
683231 tn?1438659664
Blank
Auburn, WA
1815939 tn?1377995399
Blank
Avatar universal
Blank
446474 tn?1446351282
Blank
San Francisco, CA
163305 tn?1333672171
Blank
Rural Mural, CA