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Program boosts medication access by "recycling" medicine


January 30, 2020

The Wyoming Medication Donation Program, a Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) effort, works to boost access to needed medications and to reduce waste by repurposing useable medicine.

“With so many people out there who cannot afford to pay for their prescriptions, it’s a shame to see drugs that are still good get thrown away,” said Sarah Gilliard, Wyoming Medication Donation Program manager and pharmacist with WDH. “Our program fills prescriptions with donated drugs for people who cannot afford to pay for their needed medications.”

The program acts as a medication “recycling”...

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