Make Donated Medicines Available to Maine Patients at an Affordable Cost

Last updated: May 26, 2022

Details about this bill
Category: Pharmacy Related
Status: Defeated
Sponsor: Senator Ned Claxton, Senate 20 - Androscoggin County
Session: 130
Bill #: LD 1584



UPDATE: This bill died on the Appropriations Table.

UPDATE: The committee amended the bill to limit donations to professional health care settings.


This bill establishes the Medicine Donation and Redispensing Program operated by nonprofit entities contracted by the Department of Health and Human Services. The program collects donations of unused medicines from health care providers, health care facilities and other sources and redispenses the medicines to qualified low-income persons.