... no longer am able to take it and have a six month supply. I do NOT want to do anything illegal, but if there is somewhere I can donate the sealed bottles it seems obscene to just dispose of $56,000 worth of medication if someone in need could use it
You may want to call the pharmacy where you recieved it, find out if they donate medications.
I agree with you, medications should be donated, but I believe they are probably disposed of. If the pharmacy doesn't/cannot do anything with your unused medications, call your doctor to see if she/he can give your unused stuff to another patient.
You must be a very kind person to want to donate your unused and expensive medication.
Best of luck to you!
It is really sad, but if you tell your doctor, they will probably flush it down the toilet. The first time my doctor did this, I ranted and raved, and told her that I would promise to bring it to the pharmacy, and have the pharmacy call her and tell her exactly how many pills I put in the "recycle" container, so that the meds wouldn't get in the water system. She had let me do that previously. No more. She told me that it was ok with the FDA to flush these meds down the toilet, and I did check, and she was right!! Although I have to give back any controlled substances to her, I make sure that all the other old meds I have go in cat litter, (used of course), so that they don't end up in the drinking supply.
Back before the DEA was in our medical business, some doctors who trusted you would take unopened packages and give them to patients who couldn't afford the meds, but sorry, no more. A true shame, and waste of money too.
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