*This is a partnered post. Opinions are strongly my own.
Does that title make sense to you? I thought it was crazy, until I actually read what it was all about. I was thinking, WHY would anyone be destroying unexpired, good medication when there are SO many people in the US that could use it, but just cannot afford it? It does not make sense to me, at all!
Then I did a little research and I found out about SIRUM and their mission to make access to medication affordable in the USA. Talk about a breath of fresh air! SIRUM helps to save lives by providing unopened unexpired medications to patients in need. Every year, $5 billion of drugs are wasted as medications are destroyed, flushed down the toilet or dumped! SIRUM are working towards getting health facilities, pharmacies & hospitals, manufacturers & wholesalers, and more to donate these unopened unexpired medications to people in need. Makes sense to me, right?
What Can YOU Do?
The whole point of this campaign, is to help raise awareness of the millions of people who cannot afford expensive medication in the USA. Is one of those millions of people YOU and YOUR family? Your friends? I bet you know of someone who cannot afford medication/s that they so desperately need, so they go without. I know I know of a few people and I will be forwarding this post to them as soon as I am done typing it. I am outraged to think that much-needed medications are just thrown away, destroyed! When there are people, families out there that NEED these medications. 🙁
Share YOUR Story!!!
That is right, you can SHARE YOUR STORY! SIRUM is collecting YOUR stories to share with congress. SIRUM wants to gather all of these stories and send them to US Congress on March 6th, to demand more support for programs and policies that make medicine affordable for all.
But, if you have a story to tell, you MUST share it! No one will know if you don’t share it and no one will be helped if you don’t share YOUR story!! This is so important. SIRUM has a very limited time to gather the stories from you, so it’s important to start submitting your stories asap. Nothing will change if our stories are not told, nothing. Do not hesitate to share your story, please! Let’s stop allowing these precious medications to be thrown out or destroyed, when people NEED them so badly!
Don’t Be Shy To Share Your Story!
You may be shy to submit your personal story, or leave your name, but each person can really make a difference and Washington needs to see the names and faces of the people who are struggling all across the USA.
Please submit your own story by February 28, 2015!
Stories will be sent to US Congress on March 6th 2015!
You can submit your story here
Are you one of millions of Americans who struggle to afford your medication? Help make medication affordable in the USA by sharing your story with SIRUM!