Unused Prescription Drugs - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

11/12/04

Unused Prescription Drugs

When a cancer patient dies, what happens to prescription drugs that person might have paid for but not used yet? State legislation has always required unused prescriptions to be thrown away, which means a lot of valuable medication is ending up in the trash. Now, that's changing in some areas.

New legislation in Wisconsin, Missouri, and Ohio allows pharmacists to collect unopened prescriptions, and the American Cancer Society is making sure those pills go to patients who would otherwise not be able to afford cancer treatment. We'll let you know if Texas joins the program.

To learn more about donating used cancer drugs to the American Cancer Society, you can ( click here ).

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