Yes. Donating medicine is legal. SIRUM works under each state’s Good Samaritan Laws for Drug Donation. We are among the world’s leading experts on drug donation laws and regulations.
Expired medication is not eligible for donation. We ask individuals to ensure their medication is 5+ months away from expiration. For organizations donating, most donations need to be 6+ months from expiration.
You can donate inhalers, as long as they are unopened or have an inner seal. Foil-wrapped inhalers are acceptable, even if the outer box is opened.
Yes, you can donate self-injectable medications such as epi-pens or other pre-filled syringes if they are unexpired, sealed/unopened, non-controlled, and non-refrigerated.
No, IV medications are not eligible for donation.
Yes, you can donate liquid medication if it is unexpired, sealed/unopened, non-controlled, and non-refrigerated.
No, medical supplies are not eligible for 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.
You can donate as often as you’d like, and according to your facility’s needs! Some groups make a shipment every week and others every 1-2 months.
Medication not labeled for use in the U.S. is not eligible for donation.