Startup Redistributes Rx Drugs in Calif., Other States
A not-for-profit startup that uses an online platform to connect licensed industry donors with unused, unexpired prescription drugs to facilities that serve low-income patients has redistributed $4.3 million worth of drugs to about 80,000 patients. SIRUM, which is funded by the California HealthCare Foundation and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, has signed up more than 200 donors and redistributed drugs in California, Colorado, Ohio and Oregon. CHCF publishes California Healthline.
- "'Match.com for Unused Medicine'" (Bloch, Wall Street Journal, 10/2).