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Kansas pharmacist helps get $20M in donated medication


March 15, 2018

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A staff pharmacist in Kansas helped spur a change in state law that has led to $20 million in donations of unused prescription medications to low-income and uninsured residents.

Tim Reel looked on last week at the Duchesne Clinic in Kansas City, Kansas, as leaders of drug company OptumRx, United Healthcare and Gov. Jeff Colyer celebrated the millions of dollars in prescription drugs donated to tens of thousands of Kansas residents who can't afford it, the Kansas City Star reported .

The donations began 10 years ago when Reel spoke with his boss at OptumRx about th...

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