We would also like to thank our
industry partners who so generously provide their medicines to the MEDBANK Pharmacy.
In October 2002 MEDBANK launched the MEDBANK Pharmacy, a
central-fill, mail order licensed pharmacy in the state of
Maryland that receives donations of bulk medicine supplies
directly from the Pharmaceutical manufacturers. The Pharmacy
has expanded MEDBANK’s operations and allows it to get needed
medications to eligible Patients more quickly. It is the
only nonprofit, mail order pharmacy in Maryland devoted to
providing free medications to patients that cannot afford
them. It allows MEDBANK to enhance its services to
Providing Pharmaceutical case
management for Patients on multiple medications therefore
easing strain on Doctors' offices.
Improving Delivery Time: Cut the
time for delivery of medications to Patients from 4-6 weeks
to 1 week or less, minimizing the time period a patient is
without needed medications.
Reduction in paperwork.
Currently Abbott Laboratories,
AstraZeneca, Merck, Novartis, and Pfizer, Inc., have partnered with MEDBANK to provide their medicines to the MEDBANK
MEDBANK is currently recruiting additional major
Pharmaceutical manufacturers' to participate.
MEDBANK estimates that the
pharmacy, which began filling prescriptions and dispensing
donated medicines in October of 2002, has distributed over
$20,000,000 worth of medicines since inception.
The advent of the MEDBANK pharmacy
is resourceful, unique and unwavering in its efforts to help
people with their most basic needs. By creating the first
Central Fill pharmacy, MEDBANK is and should be a model for
other organizations wishing and working to better their