Legend Drug donation bill moves forward

Sunday, January 27, 2019

Idaho State Capitol – The Idaho House Health and Welfare committee voted unanimously today to advance legislation designed to expand the types of organizations that can accept donated prescription drugs, and the people who qualify to receive them. The bill, sponsored by Rep. Sue Chew/(D-Boise), will get a full hearing before the committee later this session.

Among the key amendments to the Idaho Legend Drug Donation Act being proposed is an expansion of the types of facilities that could accept donated drugs, including community health centers, free medical clinics, designated regional behavioral health centers and certain state charitable institutions.

“With prescription drug prices so out of control, we have to do everything we can to ensure that Idahoans who can’t afford medicine can be helped,” Chew said. “I believe this is a safe and meaningful way to offer that kind of relief to the people who are least able to afford prescription medication.”

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