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.  Click here

For a NCSL, National Conference of State Legislatures which keeps every state’s activities up to date. Click here

For A Brief History of the Drug Recycling Program Click here

Oklahoma Board of Pharmacy Rules and Regulations Link to Pharmacy Board

National Assn. of State Legislatures offers studies on important activities from member states.  This site will display legislation concerning medication recycling. Click here

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.

2017 Drug Recycling through July
 11,098 prescriptions filled
$1,070,816 Average Wholesale Price value

2004 start in November to end of August 2017
 215,590 prescriptions filled
$21,296,142 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 want to dispose of expired medications, you can do so at the following locations. List of Medication Disposal Sites.

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