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Making Medication Available to Everyone

As a young couple me and my husband decided we were ready to start a family. I was sure that things would go exactly as planned, but it turned out we had rough road ahead of us. We were both in college at the time and working full-time jobs, but we were still pretty tight on cash. We had insurance coverage. After a year of trying to get pregnant we began the process of testing to see if there was a reason I was not pregnant yet.

This social action is sponsored by: Sirum

Month after month of testing and tracking we figured out that I wasn’t ovulating, so the Doctor put me on Clomid. After a few months I was ecstatic to find out that I was pregnant. However, after a few short weeks I miscarried. I was devastated. After many tears were shed I began my next cycle of Clomid and again found out I was pregnant. This pregnancy ended in a miscarriage as well. I began to wonder if having babies was something my body was capable of.


Fast forward a few more months down the road. We decided to take a break from the Clomid and it’s crazy side effects and we were delighted to find out that miraculously I was pregnant. After some testing, my doctor told me that it seemed as if my body was not producing Progesterone, a crucial hormone during pregnancy. Without the correct levels, miscarriage was a certainty. He wrote me a prescription for Progesterone and sent me on my way. We headed to the pharmacy where they informed us that this medication was not covered by my insurance and that it would be $150 a week to have it filled, over the course of my pregnancy that was really going to add up. I was shocked. But, what choice did we have? It was pay that or lose our baby.



Millions of Americans are faced with problems like this daily, and are handling charges above and beyond what we faced at that time.  SIRUM is aware of this issue wants to make a change. $5 billion worth of drugs are wasted but unopened, unexpired medications can be donated rather than flushed down toilets, dumped in landfills, or burnt in incinerators. Using an innovative platform, SIRUM saves peoples’ lives by allowing health facilities, manufacturers, wholesalers, and pharmacies to donate unused medicine rather than destroy it. Because they make 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.

Do you or your loved ones struggle to afford medications? Join other Americans sharing their stories with Congress and telling them what it’s really like to have to skip or skimp on the medicine you need to live a healthy, productive life. On March 6, SIRUM will deliver these stories to Washington and demand more support for programs and policies that make medicine affordable for all.

You have until February 28th to share your story! Go here to tell them about your experience.


Tuesday 24th of February 2015

Thankfully we have good insurance, but I hate how expensive medicine is for those whose insurance won't cover certain meds.

Ann Bacciaglia

Tuesday 24th of February 2015

The cost of medicine is outrageous. I am very lucky to have some coverage. I did not know you could donate unused medicines. In Canada we are told to return unused medicine to the pharmacy for disposal.

Jesica H

Tuesday 24th of February 2015

I'm glad someone is doing this, but doubt it will have any impact since congress has been bought out for a long time. I guess I am just cynical.

Mama to 5 BLessings

Tuesday 24th of February 2015

Thankfully we have insurance and it has not been too bad although my son needed an inhaler recently with the insurance it was $50 see we opted not to get it an have him use the nebulizer instead which we already had.


Tuesday 24th of February 2015

Yes. No one talk about this. We don't even know the percentage of profit they made.

Instead. We just pay for it.

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