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Copaxone trade for Avonex?

PostPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2008 8:53 pm
by urchin
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...

maybe

PostPosted: Sat Jun 14, 2008 9:40 pm
by notasperfectasyou
maybe just use them up.

Not taking it any more

PostPosted: Sun Jun 15, 2008 1:57 pm
by urchin
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?

Re: Copaxone for Avonex?

PostPosted: Sun Jun 15, 2008 8:15 pm
by NHE
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?

NHE

PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2008 11:52 am
by VodooDoll
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.

Varies by state

PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2008 12:50 pm
by urchin
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.