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Old 06-15-2013, 03:15 PM
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Donating unused medications?


I am being switched from Lamictal to Keppra over the next 4 weeks. My insurance coverage provides a 90 day supply of medication and I have been taking 300 mg extended release Lamictal tablets twice a day. Once I complete the transition I will have 3 unopened bottles of 300mg Lamictal tablets (90 tablets). According to online pricing this is close t0 $2,000 worth of medication.
Are forum members aware of any epilepsy related support programs that can take in donated medications to be provided to those that can't afford them.
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Old 06-15-2013, 05:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Ramjet View Post:
I am being switched from Lamictal to Keppra over the next 4 weeks. My insurance coverage provides a 90 day supply of medication and I have been taking 300 mg extended release Lamictal tablets twice a day. Once I complete the transition I will have 3 unopened bottles of 300mg Lamictal tablets (90 tablets). According to online pricing this is close t0 $2,000 worth of medication.
Are forum members aware of any epilepsy related support programs that can take in donated medications to be provided to those that can't afford them.
Because I'm unemployed I got Keppra from the drug company for free. This is nice but they sent me the extended release and I'm taking the regular form right now. The drug company doesn't want it. The epilepsy foundation doesn't want it. So I have a 6 monthy supply of Keppra XR 500mg that I will never use. Thats about 5,000.00 that I will most likely have to destroy. If you come across someway of getting rid of your extra Let me know.
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This kind of donation is only allowed under very limited circumstances. The laws vary from state to state on this -- your neurologist may have specific information on what your state allows, and you may find additional info here:
http://www.ncsl.org/issues-research/...recycling.aspx
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