Posted by stargazer on November 21, 2006, at 22:31:55
In reply to Re: Compassionate Need Meds Redistribution » stargazer, posted by Quintal on November 21, 2006, at 22:19:17
Would make sense but like you said, once a bottle is opened,no one can take it back since how can you prove it wasn't tampered with if the seal is broken. But if you had left over Emsam patches those are sealed in their own packet and should be able to be returned, but I doubt that a pharmacy will take back a box of patches once you ave used even one ortwo. Right now I'm on samplesbut the normal box contains 30patches soif you only used 15 out of 30, thats a big cost to be thrown away.
The only way I see you could use up your meds is to know of someone personally who can use the med, but this is not very likely unless you hang out with a big group of depressives. It's possible though and probably makes sense to have a group to do this with but highly unlieky to happen. Too depressing.
Yes, this bothers me that expensive meds are just wasted and if you have insurance you may think, "oh well, I'm not paying for it", but you are in the long run, those costs are passed onto the consumer, in lower wages or higher costs for those with no insurance.
Big waste of money!