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  • Writer's picturePrescriptions are for People

Illinois patients are missing out

This unopened, manufacturer-sealed bottle of Tagrisso was returned by a patient who doesn't need it anymore. It's a month's supply and retails for $15,000. It can be life-extending for patients with certain forms of EGFR+ non-small cell lung cancer. It's not legal for the pharmacy to re-dispense it to anyone else, even for free.

In 38 states there are laws permitting drug repository systems allowing patients to donate these meds to other patients who need them. Not Illinois.

Let's pass HB3232 to create a prescription drug repository program, because #PrescriptionsAreForPeople, not landfills, incinerators, or our water supply.

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