SIRUM can only facilitate prescription medicine donation to facilities that are licensed for and currently provide medical care or pharmacy services, and located in eligible states. If you do not meet this criteria, SIRUM may be able to provide over-the-counter (OTC) medication donations.
SIRUM can provide access to a variety of medicine, including prescription drugs that cover 75% of the most commonly prescribed medications, especially those for chronic conditions, as well as OTCs. We receive donated medicine through a nationwide network of medicine donors, so what you can receive may depend on current supply and location. SIRUM does not currently provide access to refrigerated or controlled medication.
At this time, SIRUM operates under state-level drug donation laws and we typically do not facilitate donations of prescription medications outside the United States. You may qualify to receive OTCs.
We typically ask community partners to pay a small fee to help cover costs. We aim for all community partnerships to be mutually financially sustainable.
SIRUM can help most organizations or individuals donate medicine, as long as you are eligible per state policy. To understand your eligibility or join a waitlist, visit sirum.org.
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Yes, individuals in most states can donate medicine via SIRUM. We do not currently accept donations from individuals in California, Oregon, Alaska, or Hawaii.
Donating unopened, unexpired, non-controlled, and high-demand medicine is free for organizations; SIRUM covers the cost of shipping. If you would like to donate all your unexpired, unopened, non-controlled medication without sorting (like single-stream recycling), you can pay a small fee to help cover costs.
There is a small charge to cover costs like shipping, based on the weight of your donation.
Returning and donating are not exclusive, just donate the medicine you are not getting credit for. When looking at their credit statement, many organizations find that most of their medication is not creditable and can save more money with potential tax deductions than they currently get in credit.