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Wyoming Medication Donation Program Receives Bright Ideas Award
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Wyoming Medication Donation Program honored by Harvard

Wyoming Tribune Eagle

The Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, recently recognized the Wyoming Medication Donation Program as part of the 2017 Bright Ideas in Government initiative.

The Wyoming Medication Donation Program is part of a cohort that includes programs from all levels of government – school districts, county, city, state, federal agencies and tribal nations, as well as public-private partnerships – that represent the next horizon in government work to improve services, solve problems and work on behalf of citizens.

The Wyoming Medication Donation Program improves prescription access for low-income patients who lack adequate prescription coverage by re-dispensing donated medications, reducing waste and providing a comprehensive statewide network for drug donation. The state’s Drug Donation Program Act was passed in 2005 and allows donation of in-date, unused medications in sealed packaging (excluding controlled substance and refrigerated drugs). The WMDP provides a statewide system for collecting medication donations, accepting referrals, re-dispensing medications and mailing prescriptions.

Since 2008, more than 88,000 pounds of donations have been processed, and there are currently 28 collection sites covering 91 percent of Wyoming’s 23 counties. The program has provided $12.5 million worth of medications to Wyoming residents who could not afford their medication.

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“Bright Ideas is an initiative that recognizes creative and promising government programs and partnerships.  The initiative is offered through the Innovations in Government Program, a program of the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at Harvard Kennedy School.  For more information, please visit http://innovationsaward.harvard.edu/BrightIdeas.cfm.”
New Text Line Provides Directions to Local Drug Donation Sites and Disposal Drop Boxes

Getting directions to a local drug donation site or disposal drop box is now as simple as texting your county name to 307-370-2086. Directions will be sent directly to your phone. At local drug donation sites, you can donate medications that are not controlled substances. They must be sealed and not expired. At local drug disposal drop boxes, you can dispose of any medications, including controlled substances or those that are that are open or expired.

This service is offered via the Prevention Management Organization of Wyoming.

We currently have insulin syringes available for clinics serving the low-income population.  

Order via e-mail at WDH-RxDonationInfo@wyo.gov

 

For available medications, pelase visit our Medication Inventory
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