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House of Representatives
Session of 2017 - 2018 Regular Session

MEMORANDUM

Posted: December 6, 2016 11:55 AM
From: Representative Eddie Day Pashinski
To: All House members
Subject: Prescription Drug Donation Program
 


Re: Legislation - Prescription Drug Donation Program

In the near future, I plan to introduce legislation which would create the Prescription Drug Donation Program.

This free-standing act would require the State Board of Pharmacy to establish a voluntary program under which health care facilities may donate unused prescription drugs to vendor pharmacies who repackage and redistribute the donated drugs to community-based clinics which provide primary health care services to financially disadvantaged Pennsylvanians. The prescription drugs may be donated by any health care facility to vendor pharmacies which in turn inspect, repackage and distribute the drugs to approved clinics.

Under this legislation, in order for a prescription drug to be donated, it must be in the original unopened, sealed and tamper-evident unit dose packaging. Additionally, this legislation would require that entities volunteering to participate must be approved by the State Board of Pharmacy and comply with all applicable laws associated with safety and procedure.

Please consider joining me in sponsoring this legislation which will increase the availability of prescription medications to Pennsylvania’s neediest citizens.







Introduced as HB79