We do not accept expired, opened, or controlled medications. We can sometimes accept refrigerated medications such as insulin.
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.
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.
You can donate medication that is unexpired, sealed/unopened, non-controlled, and non-refrigerated. Prescription medication, over-the-counter medication, and supplements are all eligible for donation.
We encourage organizations to donate medicine that is on our high demand list, which varies by recipient. Pre-sorted donations from organizations are completely free to donate; otherwise, you can donate all your surplus medication and pay a small fee to help cover costs.
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.
Donated medicine must have a tamper-evident seal around the medication. Bubble packs, blister packs, and bingo cards – even if they only have a few pills left – are okay. Outer packaging can be opened if there is an inner seal, such as a foil around inhalation solutions, even though the box was opened.
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Your retail prescription must have a tamper-evident seal around the medication. Standard orange or amber prescription vials, which many retail pharmacies use, are not eligible for donation without a paper or plastic seal. Medications that are in blister packs, where each pill is sealed individually like cold medicine, are eligible for donation.
Yes, individuals in most states can donate medicine via SIRUM. We do not currently accept donations from individuals in California, Oregon, Alaska, or Hawaii.
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.