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leftover medicine?

In a pharmacy mixup, I got an extra 4 weeks of Incivek. I know it's expensive medicine and I don't want to waste it. Does anyone know how to get it to another patient who needs it? Having no luck finding organizations who accept medicine.
On the bright side, I don't have to take any more of these itchy, 20-g-of-fat things.
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163305 tn?1333668571
I donated left over hep C meds to a local clinic that provides care for low income folk.
Try looking in your local yellow pages and make a few phone calls.
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317787 tn?1473358451
I had the same problem my ins switched specialty pharmacies on me, as OH said you can try to find a clinic in your area
She has the best idea.  I tried to give to  my doctor, they did not want it, then tried to send back to company, they did not want it.  What a shame, Nice of you to try to do something with it.
Good luck
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We brought unopened extra meds (Riba, Interferon, Neupogen, and Procrit) in to my husband's NP at various times over the years.  I believe there are times when they may be able to utilize it.  I don't think they're "supposed" to, but I'm sure there must be some situations where patients' pharmacies deliver late or insurance doesn't approve a refill quickly enough and then NPs or docs can help out so that people don't have a lapse in treatment.  Otherwise it has to be disposed of properly because pharmacies cannot take it back.
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