Copaxone trade for Avonex?

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Copaxone trade for Avonex?

Postby urchin » Thu Jun 12, 2008 8:53 pm

I was switched from Copaxone to Avonex but have leftover Copaxone... can I legally sell it or even give it away? Ideally my thought was to trade it with someone who was switched from Avonex...
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Postby notasperfectasyou » Sat Jun 14, 2008 9:40 pm

maybe just use them up.
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Not taking it any more

Postby urchin » Sun Jun 15, 2008 1:57 pm

Under the advice of my neurologist and physician I switched to something else. Why would I keep using medicine that has not been working for me?
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Re: Copaxone for Avonex?

Postby NHE » Sun Jun 15, 2008 8:15 pm

urchin wrote:I was switched from Copaxone to Avonex but have leftover Copaxone... can I legally sell it or even give it away? Ideally my thought was to trade it with someone who was switched from Avonex...

Perhaps there's a charity which provides medication to people which would accept a donation? You might even be able to claim it on your tax return. On another note, I think that there might be some legal issues with selling it since it is a prescription drug. Though, I'm certainly not a lawyer and can't provide any specific legal advice here. Why not ask your doctor for suggestions on what some of your options might be?

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Postby VodooDoll » Tue Jul 15, 2008 11:52 am

I was taken off Copaxone 6 weeks ago and asked the Dr. office the same question " Can I give the left over Copaxone back or to someone who uses it?"

The answer was a loud NO! the explaination even louder - PEOPLE SHOULD NEVER SHARE OR GIVE MEDICINE (EVEN IF IT THE SAME DRUGS THEY ARE TAKING) TO ANYONE ELSE.

Has something to do with license & drug saftey issues.

I had 1/2 a box of Copaxone left and squirted them all into the sink.
It was a nice feeling to get rid of the stuff that cost me $100 a month that was no longer working for me.
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Varies by state

Postby urchin » Tue Jul 15, 2008 12:50 pm

I was told that the drug laws are different state by state when I asked my lawyer and that as long as the recipient has an identical Rx there isn't any problem in Maine.
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