The Lorain County Drug Repository Prescription Assistance program was created in 2007 in accordance with 2001-2002 Ohio General Assembly’s House Bill Number 221, also known as “Karon’s Law.” The bill allowed for the creation of a warehouse to accept and distribute donated prescription drugs to individuals in need who meet eligibility criteria. Initially, program financial assistance was provided by the Community Foundation of Greater Lorain County. The Lorain County Drug Repository’s creation was a cooperative effort between the following agencies:
- Lorain County Free Clinic
- Buderer Fisher Drug Company in Sandusky
- Lorain County Public Health
- Beacon Charitable Pharmacy
- Coalition for the Uninsured of Lorain County
- Local medical providers, clinics, and hospitals
The Drug Repository, housed in Buderer Fisher Drug Company, receives unused prescription drugs from nursing homes and long-term care facilities. Medical providers determine patient eligibility and inform Buderer Fisher Drug Company and the Lorain County Public Health of new patients to the program. The prescriptions drugs are then distributed to the patient. The goal of the program is to use donated prescription drugs to benefit individuals who are in need and have limited or no prescription drug coverage.
For more information regarding program details, donations, guidelines, and prescription availability visit the links above. You may also contact the Lorain County Free Clinic at (440) 277-6641 or by email.