Posted by Krysti on December 12, 2002, at 8:06:31
In reply to Re: I have meds to donate » Krysti, posted by Ritch on December 11, 2002, at 23:40:08
> > You can return meds to the pharmacy?
> I *think* what Simcha meant, was that his pdoc might be willing to accept unused meds from (some) of his patients that he could redistribute (free of charge) back to other patients (not through the pharmacy). Obviously the doctor would use judgment about tampering possibilities (based on patient knowledge) and is aware of the liability issues, and would tell any recipients of the medication of their source (why they are free). It would be a trust issue. I do not know whether that would be specifically illegal in any case or not.
I was actually referring to this comment:
> But from what I've heard from pharmacists about returning meds, all meds returned are thrown out.
I know it's not really a possibility to redistribute them because of tampering issues, but it's also a bummer at how much money I've wasted on them. It seems I always have a melt down and have to switch meds RIGHT after I get a prescription filled. I can't tell you how many full bottles of stuff I have.