Cancer Drug Donation Program Frequently Asked Questions
Who qualifies to participate?
- Patients must be residents of the state of Nevada.
- Patients must have been diagnosed with cancer.
- Patients receiving donated drugs must be approved by the Board of Pharmacy, applications can be found at by clicking here. Patients must present to the pharmacist a prescription written by a Nevada licensed practitioner, along with written authorization from the Board of Pharmacy indicating approval for participation in the program.
How to donate?
- Bring approved donated drugs to the receiving facility or pharmacy.
- Fill out one donation form provided by the pharmacy for each drug, providing your name address and phone number.
Where to donate?
Still to be determined.
What drugs qualify?
- Medications used in the treatment of cancer. Medications that are used to treat the side-affects of cancer do not qualify, for example antinausea medications to treat nausea from chemotherapy DO NOT qualify.
- Donated drugs must be:
- Originally dispensed by a licensed Nevada Pharmacy.
- Must have an expiration date greater than 30 days from the date of donation.
- Must be in the original, unopened, sealed and tamper-evident packaging.
- Drugs may be in single-unit dose packaging as long as the single-unit dose packaging is unopened.
- Must NOT require refrigeration or freezing or other temperature requirements different than room temperature.
- Must NOT be part of a program of restrictive distribution by the manufacturer.
- Must NOT be from a clinical trial or study.
- Must NOT be a compounded product.
- Must NOT be a controlled substance.
- A pharmacist must verify that the medication is NOT adulterated or misbranded.
What is required of a receiving/dispensing location?
- Must be licensed in the state of Nevada.
- Medical facilities and providers must provide as a regular course of practice medical services to patients with cancer.
- Fill out application found
by clicking here .
- The Board of Pharmacy will approve or disapprove the applications.
Can a pharmacy charge patients for the service?
Pharmacies can charge a fee of up to $10 to the patient for processing.
How long does the process take?
The Board will notify the patient or medical facility/practitioner/pharmacy in writing of their decision within 30 days of their decision to approve or disapprove an application for participation
Donated drugs will be required to be:
- Stored in a separate area from other medications.
- Disposed of properly when expired.
- Proper records must be kept including:
- Date drug was received by medical facility or pharmacy.
- Date drug was originally dispensed.
- Lot number and expiration date of the drug.
- Original prescription number of the donated drug.
- Pharmacy name and phone number that originally dispensed the donated drug.
- Name, dosage and quantity of donated drug.
- Name, address, and telephone number of the person donating the drug.
- The name address and phone number of the facility distributing the drug.
- Re-dispensed by a licensed pharmacist after proper labeling.