Wyoming residents are asked to consider donating unused medications to help others who may have trouble affording the prescription drugs and supplies they should have. Spokeswoman Kim Deti says the Wyoming Department of Health’s Medication Donation Program supports qualified residents who have low incomes and who are without insurance or are underinsured. Since 2007, the program has helped residents fill more than 66,000 prescriptions worth about $4.3 million.  Almost any medication may be accepted by the program, as well as certain medical items such as diabetes testing supplies or wound care materials. Controlled substances, which are generally prescriptions regulated by the government and used for pain, sleep, anxiety or ADHD treatment, can not be accepted. Residents may call (855)-257-5041 toll free to see if they qualify and if the medication they need is available. Donations okay for passing on to help others include:

  • Medications in sealed packages
  • Unexpired medications
  • Medications that do not require refrigeration