Kan. Company Donates $550,000 In Unused Medicines

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

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Friday, December 4, 2009

Prescription Solutions, a mail-order pharmacy in Overland Park, says it has donated nearly 150,000 units of unused medications to needy Kansans.

The donations were made through a program approved by the Legislature in 2008. It allows adult care homes, mail service pharmacies and medical care facilities to donate unused prescription drugs to clinics and health centers that serve the uninsured and poor.

Prescription Solutions says in a news release that the 150,000 units are worth nearly $550,000 and translate into 18,000 prescriptions. It's also nearly double the original goal when the program was announced in April.

The medicines were donated to 36 safety net clinics and health centers in more than 30 Kansas cities.

Before the new law, unused medicines had to be destroyed.

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