Left to right: Ken Pearce, MPH, Health Commissioner of the Lorain County General Health District, Edward von Hofen, President of Lorain County General Health District Board of Health, Don Illig, Secretary Community Foundation of Lorain County, Retired Director of Human Relations CIGNA and Tanas Wilcox, RN, MSN, Director of Nursing at the Lorain County General Health District
At the September 2010 meeting of the Lorain County General Health District Board the Community Foundation of Lorain County presented the Lorain County General Health District grant funding in order to facilitate the continuation of the Drug Repository Program. The goal of the program is to use donated prescription drugs to benefit individuals who are in need and have limited or no prescription drug coverage. Margo Hirth, Advancement Officer of the Community Foundation of Lorain County states that, “This particular program is so crucial for those who cannot cover the cost of their medications.”
The Drug Repository Prescription Assistance program was created accordance with 2001-2002 Ohio General Assembly’s House Bill Number 221, also known as “Karon’s Law.” The bill allowed for the creation of a warehouse to accept and distribute donated prescription drugs to individuals in need who meet eligibility criteria. Initially, the Lorain County program financial assistance was provided by the Community Foundation of Greater Lorain County. The Lorain County Drug Repository’s creation was a cooperative effort between the following agencies:
The Drug Repository, housed in Buderer Fisher Drug Company, receives unused prescription drugs from nursing homes and long-term care facilities. Medical providers determine patient eligibility and inform Buderer Fisher Drug Company and the Lorain County General Health District of new patients to the program. The prescriptions drugs are then distributed to the patient. The goal of the program is to use donated prescription drugs to benefit individuals who are in need and have limited or no prescription drug coverage.
For more details, including current pricing of prescription medications through the Drug Repository Prescription Assistance Program click here. For a current list of available medications from the Drug Repository, visit www.pkcompounds.com/drp.
To apply for the Prescription Assistance Program, please complete and return this form. If sending via Fax, please use this cover sheet.
For more information regarding program details, donations, guidelines, and prescription availability call the Prescription Assistance Phone line at (440) 284-3064. For more information contact your local medical provider, call Buderer Drug Company at (419) 873-2800 or visit www.budererdrug.com