Unused prescriptions can be donated to a local doctors' officer, through foundations like the Star Fish Project and the Afya Foundation. Organizations like Givemedicines.org are also valid options for donating unused medication.Continue Reading
States have varying laws regarding donating prescription medications, and these laws should be checked before donating. Some states allow donations of certain medications or medications donated only by specific groups, such as nursing homes. Other states do not allow any medication donations.
When local donations are not an option, there are organizations that send unused prescriptions to countries that do not have medical care. These organizations can be found online and are often in need of antibiotics, HIV and AIDS medications.Learn more about Medications & Vitamins
RightSource, which changed its name to Humana Pharmacy, delivers 90-day prescriptions to customers' homes, states the company. In some areas, Humana Pharmacy has on-site pharmacies that also supply 3-month prescriptions. In both settings, company pharmacists are available to answer consumers' questions.Full Answer >
Physical therapists cannot write prescriptions for medications, even though many of them hold doctorate degrees. In fact, many states require that patients have a prescription to see a physical therapist in order for it to be covered under most insurance plans.Full Answer >
Most prescriptions are valid for one year from the date they are written, according to University of Notre Dame Health Services and Express Scripts. Prescriptions also expire when no further refills remain.Full Answer >
The most widely prescribed drug that is on the Humana drug list is hydrocodone combined with acetaminophen, with 131.2 million prescriptions written yearly, according to WebMD. The Humana drug list varies based on the year, plan type and region or market location. The prescribed drugs mentioned are all on the Humana drug list as of 2014.Full Answer >