Medication Donation Guidelines

Minnesota has a medication repository program, RoundtableRx, that accepts donations of safe, quality, unexpired medications and medical supplies and redistributes them to Minnesota patients in need! 

RoundtableRx accepts individual medication donations as long as they meet our criteria. 

Please contact info@roundtablerx.org to sign up to become a donor. We will work with you to complete the correct forms. An example form is ready for download here.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is acceptable to donate? 
  • Prescription-only and over-the-counter medications and supplements 

  • New, unopened medications in original manufacturer packaging (pills, inhalers, etc.)

  • Medications that were bubble packed by a licensed pharmacy (pills must have identifying markings)

  • Products with expiration dates of 6 months or greater

  • New, unopened medical supplies (insulin pumps, testing supplies, etc.) 

 

What cannot be donated? 
  • Opened, used or compromised medications and supplies

  • Medications in amber vials 

  • Bubble packs with more than one medication per bubble or card

  • Expired medications, or medications that expire in less than 6 months

  • Medications requiring refrigeration or storage outside of room temperature

  • Controlled substances (opioids, amphetamines, benzodiazepines, etc.)

  • Medications requiring a REMS program for dispensing

  • Select specialty medications (request clarification from RoundtableRx)

 

How do I donate medication? 

Complete our Donor Form and send it to info@roundtablerx.org. After receiving your Donor Form, RoundtableRx will contact you to schedule an interview with a volunteer licensed pharmacist. During the call, the pharmacist will confirm your donation meets our strict quality and safety standards. Approved donations can be mailed or dropped off at our office in Minneapolis.

 

What happens to the medications after I donate them to RoundtableRx? 

Medications donated to RoundtableRx are checked by a licensed pharmacist for quality and safety, then distributed to our partner clinics and pharmacies. These clinics and pharmacies dispense the medications directly to uninsured or underinsured patients in Minnesota.

 

What other ways can I support RoundtableRx and their mission? 

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