Drug Recycling Program

Drug Recycling

Utilization of Unused Prescription Drugs Act

Current Oklahoma law allows the transfer of drugs from nursing homes to the Tulsa County Pharmacy. Effective November 2004, the pilot program became a full program, with expanded formulary of all drugs except for controlled substances. Oklahoma Statute 59-367.  Click here

If you are at a nursing home and would like to donate prescriptions, contact Charles Wall, Director of Social Services, Tulsa County, email cwall@tulsacounty.org or John Minielly, MD, retired physician, email tcms@tcmsok.org for more information.

If you want to dispose of expired medications, you can do so at the following locations. List of Medication Disposal Sites.

For a NCSL, National Conference of State Legislatures which keeps every state’s activities up to date. Click here

 

For A Brief History of the Drug Recycling Program Click here

 

Oklahoma Board of Pharmacy Rules and Regulations Link to Pharmacy Board

 

National Assn. of State Legislatures offers studies on important activities from member states.  This site will display legislation concerning medication recycling. Click here

 

The Drug Recycling Program has been recognized and received a number of Awards Click here

 

Blue Cross Blue Shield awarded the Champions of Health Award to the Tulsa County Recycled Medication Program. Champions of Health Award.

Medicine Prescription

Drug Recycling Program for May 2022


621

Prescriptions Filled


$87,447

Average Wholesale Price value

November 2004 to May 2022


269,724

Prescriptions Filled


$28,163,890

Average Wholesale Price of Medication