RoundtableRx

A nonprofit organization

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$2,000 Goal

The Kaiser Family Foundation found that 1 in 4 Americans who take prescription medications say it is difficult to afford their medicine. (Kaiser Family Foundation, 2019)

RoundtableRx is here to help.

RoundtableRx’s mission is to offer safe and affordable medications to those in need and reduce waste by redistributing unused medications. We’re celebrating our first anniversary of serving our mission. Our goal is to raise $10,000 to cover the cost of shipping 1,000 prescription medication orders to Minnesota patients in need.

How does RoundtableRx work?

We take sealed and unexpired donated prescription medications from long term care facility partners and redistribute those perfectly good medications to local physicians and pharmacists who then dispense to patients in need at no cost. Minnesota state legislation does allow providers to charge a minimal service fee if needed.

How is RoundtableRx funded?

RoundtableRx is a registered 501c3 nonprofit that relies on charitable contributions to operate. We are grateful to generous donors and foundations for their financial support of our mission.

What will my donation be used for?

Your monetary donation will be used to help cover RoundtableRx’s resource efficient operating costs that includes shipping medications to patients in need. Additional overhead costs include rent, insurance and minimal supplies. Thanks to our partners at the Bush Foundation, costs associated with staffing (one full-time employee) are funded by the Bush Foundation Community Innovation Grant.

Does your organization utilize volunteers?

Yes! We rely on Minnesota licensed pharmacists, technicians and pharmacy student interns to manage our medication inventory and safety policies and procedures. We could not do our work without our dedicated volunteers. Check-out our website to learn more: www.RoundtableRx.org

This is such a great idea, how did it start?

In 2017, students at the University of Minnesota came together to create, advocate for and pass state legislation to get the state's first full medication repository program off the ground. Minnesota lawmakers passed law in 2019 to set up a program overseen by the Minnesota Board of Pharmacy to take unused medication destined for a flush or the landfill and instead distribute it to people struggling to afford their medicine.

This is when RoundtableRx was born. Twenty-one other states already have programs similar to RoundtableRx, and they're already pulling in millions worth of unused medications. Iowa, which the Minnesota program is modeled after, has managed to repurpose nearly $18 million of medication over the last decade.

Today we are proud to have served patients in need by sending over 40 thirty day supplies of prescription medication to our local repository care provider partners to dispense. We are working hard to partner with more providers across the state of Minnesota to serve more patients.



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Organization name

RoundtableRx

Tax id (EIN)

30-1248113

Categories

Health Science, Tech & Business Ideas

BIPOC community

BIPOC serving

Address

2112 Broadway NE Street Suite 130
Minneapolis, MN 55413

Phone

6125844647

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