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Thank you for your interest in becoming a donor to the Prescription Drug Donation Repository Program, known as Rx Connects.

In addition to the eligibility criteria, donors must agree to the following and only donate a prescription drug or supply to a repository if:

  • Donor has obtained written approval (email or mail) from a participating repository prior to shipping any donated drugs or supplies.
  • Drug(s) is approved for medical use in the United States.
  • Drug(s) is in unopened, tamper-evident packaging.
  • Drug(s) requires storage at normal room temperature per the manufacturer or federal storage requirements.
  • Drug(s) has been stored according to manufacturer or federal storage requirements.
  • Drug(s) does not have any physical signs of tampering or adulteration and there is no reason to believe that the drug is adulterated.
  • Packaging does not have any physical signs of tampering, misbranding, deterioration, compromised integrity, or adulteration.
  • Packaging indicates the expiration date of the drug. If the lot number is not retrievable, all specified medications must be destroyed.
  • Drug(s) has an expiration date that is more than 3 months after the date on which the drug was donated.
  • Donations are made on the premises of a repository to a person designated by the repository. A drop-box may not be used to accept donations. Donations approved by the receiving repository may be shipped.

A prescription drug or supply may not be donated to a specific patient.

The Florida Department of Health may facilitate the redistribution of donations between repositories.



If you are interested in becoming a donor to Rx Connects, contact PrescriptionDrugDonationProgram@FlHealth.govPlease allow at least 24 hours for a response.

For more information, review the Donation form and Rx Connects Handbook.

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