Unopened, unexpired medications can be donated rather than flushed down toilets, dumped in landfills, or burnt in incinerators
How to get that $5 billion to those 50 million
Using an innovative technology platform, SIRUM saves peoples’ lives by allowing health facilities, manufacturers, wholesalers, and pharmacies to donate unused medicine rather than destroy it.
Because SIRUM makes donation quick, easy, and free, most organizations not only save lives by donating their medications, but also save time and money over destruction which is often costly and time-consuming.
Services we provide
Our patent-pending technology platform makes it easy for both donor facilities and recipient clinics to upload their respective surpluses and needs in order to find a match. Donating facilities can use fax or an online system to share their surpluses. Recipient clinics upload a list of medications to create a “formulary” of their commonly prescribed drugs. The recipient clinic may choose to limit the maximum quantity of these requests.
When a donor enters its surplus, SIRUM is able to find safety-net clinics and pharmacies with compatible surpluses in real-time. Like a “Match.com for unused medicine,” donors choose from among the matching recipients by reviewing factors such as geographic proximity, percent matches, and name recognition. Donors retain control over the donation’s destination.
We make donation as easy as destruction by providing a “recycling bin” to organizations with surplus. In fact, because medication is considered toxic waste, most facilities save both time and money by reducing the amount of waste they need to destroy through costly and complicated processes.
When the donation bin is full, the donation is ready. For each new donation, SIRUM generates an itemized drug manifest; creates a pre-paid, pre-addressed shipping label; and schedules a courier pick-up for the next business day.
Unlike any other donation program, medicine is sent directly to the recipient and arrives within 2-3 days. Our site sends email notifications upon shipment and receipt of the donation and allows for both the donor and recipient to track the progress of the donation in real time.
The emergence of new “Good Samaritan” legislation across 40 states has, for the first time, provided legal protections for organizations that donate medications. By significantly reducing legal and logistical burdens, these laws have made medication donation a viable and financially beneficial alternative to destruction.
Whether you are new to donations, or have an established network of recipients, your organization can work with SIRUM to help with logistics and further protect these donations under Good Samaritan Laws. Our unique, patent-pending system will make you current donations easier and safer than ever before.
Our innovative, patent-pending platform makes it easy for recipient clinics and pharmacies to receive a new source of medications. We take care of all the logistics and keep all of the necessary records, so you can concentrate on patient-care.
SIRUM’s platform enables you to receive, verify, shelve, and dispense donated medications safely and easily. Recipients can continue to work with their existing pharmacy software and even maintain a “live inventory” of everything in stock on our website.
We work closely with the legislatures and regulators in every state in which we operate in order to ensure that we keep complete acquisition, destruction, and dispensing records in-line with each state’s laws and regulations.