Dispensary of Hope’s 2016 Dedication Event

On October 14, 2016, Dispensary of Hope hosted a Building Dedication event celebrating its growth, partnerships, and increased access to care. Many prominent healthcare figures were in attendance to show their support, including leaders from Ascension, Saint Thomas Health, Dispensary of Hope manufacturer partners, and current dispensing sites as well as U.S. Congressional representatives Marsha Blackburn and Buddy Carter.

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Unused Drugs Redirected to Uninsured Patients

Charitable drug distributors are improving access to essential medications for low-income, uninsured patients in the United States. One such organization, the Dispensary of Hope (DoH), has collected more than $150 million in medications from both manufacturers and health-systems since its founding in 2003.

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Dispensary of Hope featured on CHA

Although the Affordable Care Act has helped many obtain health insurance, lack of coverage for low-income Americans’ prescription medications weighs down an other-wise improving national health care model and inflates costs. Consistent access to the medication they need helps people better manage chronic conditions and reduce acute health incidents and related emergency care.

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National Association of Charitable Pharmacies to be Held in Detroit

Formation of National Association for Charitable Pharmacies to Advance a Nationwide Movement to Support and Share Best Practices

For a downloadable PDF of this news item, click here 

Who:          Pharmacy professionals directly involved with running or planning to open a nonprofit, charitable pharmacy who want to advance a national movement to support and share best practices

What:         Discuss formation of a national association for charitable pharmacies that will support knowledge transfer, national advocacy, donated medication sourcing goals and peer-to-peer relationships

When:         October 8, 2014
                       1:00 – 5:00 p.m. Eastern

Where:        Communities Joined in Action Annual Conference
                       Greektown Hotel
                       555 E. Lafayette Street
                       Detroit, MI 48226

Why:            The Opportunity and the Challenge

The Dispensary of Hope is a national charitable medication distributor focusing on the domestic healthcare safety net.  As a result of its success in acquiring donated medication, the Dispensary of Hope is now investing to strengthen the work of its critical partners conducting field programs, charitable pharmacies


The Dispensary of Hope, established in 2003, currently serves over 80 communities and 56,000 patients nationwide.  The Dispensary of Hope serves manufacturers, health systems, and physician practices with an efficient and compliant mechanism to donate medication, avoiding costly destruction while supporting our nation’s 8,200 charity clinics. The Dispensary of Hope is a 501(c) 3 charity, formed as a national philanthropic service of Nashville-based Saint Thomas Health, a member of Saint Louis-based Ascension Health, the nation’s largest nonprofit health system.   For more information, visit: 

The goal: 100% Hope, 0% Waste.

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Bins Retrieval Request

Our distribution center is running low on the bins that are used for shipping medication to our network access sites.  These bins are blue or gray, and if you have any in your clinic or pharmacy, we request that you return them.

If you need assistance with scheduling a UPS pickup, don’t hesitate to contact us.  Thank you for being part of our network of hope, and we appreciate  your assistance!

Whitney Coleman & Jennifer Murray

Site Development Managers

Phone:  888-428-4673

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Quarterly Numbers Due 1/10/14

December 31st marks the end of the fourth quarter – YOU MADE IT!! With the holidays well under way, we just wanted to send you a little reminder that it’s almost time to report your quarterly numbers (October, November, December). We want to be sure to get precise counts, so please send your numbers only AFTER you’ve seen your last patient for the year.

To jog your memory, here’s what we’ll need:

  • The number of patients who received DoH meds during the quarter
  • The number of prescription fills given during the quarter (DoH meds only)

REMEMBER: We don’t need any patient demographics, names, etc. – just the numbers. Also, don’t worry about formatting your numbers into a report. A simple response with your numbers is perfectly fine. The accuracy of these numbers is essential to solidifying the relationships we have with manufacturers so that they continue to donate medications for many years to come.

Please have your numbers in by FRIDAY, JANUARY, 10TH, 2014. If you have questions, feel free to ask us!

Happy Holidays and if we don’t speak with you before, Happy New Year!

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