Posted by Earthr.org Content Team on 25 Aug, 2018
Supporting Initiatives to Redistribute Unused Medicine(SIRUM) is a social enterprise started by Stanford University students to decrease the amount of medicines and medical supplies that go waste by redistributing unused and non-expired drugs to free and low cost medical clinics. These unexpired drugs are collected from manufacturers, wholesalers, pharmacies and health facilities. Medicines go to clinics and pharmacies and are dispensed to low-income patients.
Since unused medication is usually dumped or burned and ends up in our waterways and air, SIRUM also helps saves the environment.
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