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 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 April
6,585 prescriptions filled
$633,870 Average Wholesale Price value

2004 start in November to end of April 2017
 211,077 prescriptions filled
$20,859,196 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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