Drug Recycling – Utilization of Unused Prescription Drugs Act

Current Oklahoma law allows the transfer of drugs from nursing homes to the Tulsa County Pharmacy.
Effective November 2004, the pilot program became a full program, with expanded formulary of all drugs except for controlled substances. Oklahoma Statute 59-367.

For A Brief History of the Drug Recycling Program Click here

Oklahoma Board of Pharmacy Rules and Regulations Link to Pharmacy Board The Drug Recycling Program has been recognized and received a number of Awards Click here

Blue Cross Blue Shield awarded the Champions of Health Award to the Tulsa County Recycled Medication Program. Champions of Health Award.

2012 Drug Recycling through July
12,899 prescriptions filled
$1,167,666 Average Wholesale Price value

2004 start in November to end of July 2012
113,847 prescriptions filled
$10,512,640 Average Wholesale Price of medication

If you are at a nursing home and would like to donate prescriptions, contact Linda Johnston, Director of Social Services, Tulsa County, email ljohnston@tulsacounty.org or Jerry Gustafson, MD, retired physician, email orsos@cox.net for more information.

If you would like to donate medications and you are not affiliated with a nursing home, you may send medical supplies and/or pharmaceuticals to a charitable clinic or agency for their pharmacist’s evaluation.Click here for a list of Free Clinics

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