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Prescription Assistance Program

The Drug Repository Program (DRP), also known as the Prescription Assistance Program was started in 2002.  Karons Law (2002) allows nursing homes, long term care in-house pharmacies and drug wholesalers to donate unused medication for redistribution to Ohio residents that meet specific financial requirements.

A Drug Repository can provide prescription medication to people who are uninsured, those with high deductibles and co-pays, and those that fall into the Medicare "donut hole".

If you are age 65 or older and cannot pay for your medication the Lorain County Office on Aging may be able to help you with the cost of your prescriptions.  They will work with you and your doctors, pharmaceutical companies, discount drug plans and if needed the Drug Repository.  Partial funding is provided by the Community Foundation of Lorain County.

For more information visit or call Lorain County Office on Aging

If you are age 64 and younger and need assistance paying for your medication the Drug Repository may be able to help.  Patients can receive medicines at $20 per prescription, plus $8 for shipping.

For prescription assistance-

  • Contact your provider and advise of need for assistance
  • Buderer Drug Company (Drug Repository) 419-627-2800
  • Lorain County Public Health  440-322-6367  ext. 1032
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