It’s no secret that the rising cost of oncology medications prevents many people from seeking the treatment they need. In the United States, the average price of new cancer drugs increased five to ten-fold over 15 years. In 2012, 12 of the 13 anticancer pharmaceuticals approved were priced above $100,000 per year of treatment.
Don’t Let Unused Cancer Medications Go to Waste.
SafeNetRx, the Iowa Cancer Consortium and the Iowa Department of Public Health have partnered to increase the donations of cancer fighting drugs to the Iowa Drug Donation Repository by placing specially designed, tamper-proof cancer medication donation units like these in cancer centers and oncology practices across Iowa.
Patients and their families and caregivers can donate unexpired prescribed medications. Donated medications are returned to SafeNetRx where all medications are inspected by pharmacists and then dispensed at no cost to Iowans who need but cannot afford treatment medications.
Donate Drugs. Give Hope.
In the last year, 66 individuals have received cancer medications valued at $702,139.56 through the SafeNetRx Cancer Medication Donation Program. For more information about eligible medications and how to donate them through this program, please visit SafeNetRx.org/donations.
How to Participate:
Any organization or individual in the U.S. can donate medications. They must be in the original sealed container or in tamper-evident packaging. Any pharmacy or medical facility with authorization to dispense per State of Iowa administrative rules, may re-dispense donated medications.
For more information about eligible medications, how to donate or how to sign-up your medical facility or pharmacy to dispense donated medications and supplies, please contact our office at 1-866-282-5817 or visit SafeNetRx.org/donate.