We see the efforts providers make to change their patient’s lives for the better. That’s why we created our Drug Donation Repository model, a place where providers can access donated medications to serve their most vulnerable patients.
Healthcare facilities across the US donate medicine & medical supplies.
Worth of medications & supplies have been donated to SafeNetRx.
Underserved patients have received free medication.
Unexpired medicine and supplies in sealed, tamper-evident packaging are generously donated to SafeNetRx, ensuring that products typically discarded are kept out of the environment and given a second chance at healing.
Believing that every individual deserves quality medication, donations are rigorously inspected by our team of pharmacists to assure its safety and entered into our online inventory.
With nearly 58 million adults in the U.S. unable to afford their medication annually, thoughtful providers partner with us to guarantee medication access to their most vulnerable patients.
Providers request medicines and supplies from our online inventory. The order undergoes one final check to ensure integrity and quality of the products, then is shipped directly to our partners for dispensing to eligible patients.
# of individuals in Household
200% Federal Poverty Level
Households with more than 8 persons, add $4,480 for each additional person.
Note: we do NOT fill orders for controlled substances or those requiring refrigeration
Register below and one of our staff members will contact you with additional information.
Not interested in utilizing our repository at this time? Refer your Iowan patients directly to our Charitable Pharmacy.
A patient diagnosed with oral cancer was prescribed Afinitor as studies have demonstrated its effectiveness in treating this condition. The claim, prior authorization and appeal were all denied because it was prescribed for an off-label indication. The Iowa Drug Donation Repository was able to provide a 30-day supply (valued at $13,530 AWP) to the patient’s care team. His condition improved and providers determined that he was benefiting from the treatment. A second appeal was filed with the patient’s insurance provider stating his improvement. The insurer approved the prior authorization and agreed to cover therapy for the remainder of the year.
A Medicaid patient received a $1 raise and two $250 bonuses that were paid in consecutive pay periods. As a result of the extra income for the month of July, the patient was notified that she no longer met the income guidelines for Medicaid. Her coverage would end, effective September 1, and she would be ineligible to reapply for three months. The patient was worried about how she would pay for her medications. SafeNetRx provided $1,709 of donated medications during this coverage lapse period.
A 75-year old veteran and cardiac patient missing two lobes of his lungs requires 12 prescriptions. The patient had a copay of $20 for each prescription. He is on a fixed income well below 200% of the FPL and must cover housing, utilities, food, and medication. The patient was only taking the medications he believed as essential and was unable to afford copays for all 12 prescriptions. With help from the SafeNetRx, he is now able to afford all 12 prescriptions without disruption. Per his provider at the County Health System: “SafeNetRx has not only saved him a hospital visit, it has saved his life!”
A retired 71-year old widow was diagnosed with respiratory failure secondary to COPD exacerbation. The patient has a high-deductible Medicare Part D insurance plan and could not afford the inhaler that the ICU doctor prescribed. Without prophylactic therapy, it would only be a matter of time before she suffered another life-threatening respiratory emergency. Thanks to the SafeNetRx Drug Donation Repository the patient was sent home with an inhaler free-of-charge so she could begin therapy immediately preventing re-admittance or another life-threatening episode.
A 73-year old woman was diagnosed with adenocarcinoma of the lung, which in turn metastasized to her brain and liver. She had limited success with previous therapies so her provider wanted to try an alternative cancer medication. The copay would have been $3,057 for her first fill, then approximately $700 for future fills. Copay assistance was not available, nor did the patient’s income meet the eligibility guidelines for manufacturer assistance. With help from SafeNetRx she was able to get a 30-day supply of the needed medication. After demonstrating success with the alternative cancer medication the appeal was later approved.
A young female with bi-polar disorder was released from county jail. Prior to release, the individual was advised that she could obtain free behavioral health medications at no cost. Three days after being released she was seen at an outpatient clinic. She was in need of risperidone and was worried about her ability to effectively participate in an upcoming job interview. Through the Behavioral Health Medication Assistance Program, the individual was immediately provided a 30-day supply of medication at no cost. She stabilized her condition and was hired as a part-time Certified Nurse Assistant.
A 68-year old, uninsured woman was hospitalized after experiencing a DVT. She required a five-day supply of enoxaparin injections but was unable to afford the medication. The cost of this treatment regime ranges from $108.45 - $803.79 for the five-day supply. The hospital was not comfortable discharging the patient without an adequate supply of enoxaparin. The SafeNetRx Charitable Pharmacy was able to dispense the enoxaparin immediately and save the patient hundreds of dollars for the medication and a multi-night stay in the hospital.
Unfortunately, we cannot control which products are donated to us. This means we do not have an exhaustive list of available medications on hand at all times. Once you sign up, our inventory is available to view online. Please note that we do not distribute controlled substances, products requiring refrigeration or those subject to REMS criteria with an element to assure safe use OR an implementation system.
No, orders are filled on a first come, first serve basis. Even though it stated the medication was available when you submitted your order, it may no longer be in stock when we process your order. We frequently check our incoming donations in an effort to fulfill each order as best we can.
You may submit as many orders as you need. Some partners prefer to submit one large order. Others prefer to submit one order per patient. All orders placed before 4:30PM on Wednesday will be shipped together the following Monday.
Yes, the SafeNetRx Drug Donation Repository is currently free for all of our partners.
We receive donations daily - If a medication you are looking for is not listed in our inventory still add it to your order and we will check our incoming donations in an effort to fulfill your order.
Orders are shipped each Monday and typically take 1-2 business days for our partners to receive. Orders submitted before 4:30PM on Wednesdays should ship the following Monday. Orders submitted after 4:30PM on Wednesdays cannot be guaranteed for shipment the following Monday.
Yes, thirty-nine US states and territories have passed legislation to allow for the collection and distribution of unused medicine. If you reside in a state where drug donation laws have not been adopted, you can still legally donate unused medicine and supplies to SafeNetRx. In addition, the World Health Organization has established international guidelines for donated medicine.
SafeNetRx requires you keep Patient Intake Forms on file for five years following dispensing of donated medicines. Additionally, per the Iowa Administrative Code 8.7(6), All pharmacies shall maintain supplier invoices of prescription drugs upon which the actual date of receipt of the drugs by the pharmacist or other responsible individual is clearly recorded. Pharmacy records of shipments shall be maintained for at least two years from the date of the record.
Medications ordered from SafeNetRx may only be dispensed to eligible patients that complete a Patient Intake Form. Patient Eligibility Requirements include: