ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) – Carilion Clinic has launched a new program to help patients who cannot afford their prescription medicine.
The Drug Donation Program joins the Carilion Medication Assistance Program and the Carilion Community Pharmacy is designed to offer an affordable, on-site option for patients to get the medication they need if they cannot pay for it.
The program is overseen by the Virginia Board of Pharmacy which allows people to donate their unopened, non-refrigerated medications.
All medications will be handed out to patients who need them at no cost.
The donated medication is inspected multiple times before it is handed out. If the medication is not usable, it will be properly disposed.
Currently, the Carilion Medical Center Pharmacy on Crystal Springs Avenue SW is the only location accepting donations.
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