I'm placing this in Current Events, because this involves something that is currently in the news, as well as has affected my life personally, right now. My room mate was recently diagnosed with cancer. She's got good insurance, so that's not a worry, but this is........ Because the doctors had to find out what was wrong with her, she was prescribed quite a few medications, some of which she had bad reactions to and stopped taking. Incidentally, she's still got quite a few of those medications, many of which are heart medications and the like (not narcotics), and she can't use them. She went back to the pharmacy to try to give them back, as she didn't want to flush them down the toilet because it's also been on the news quite a bit that the city water systems have started to become polluted due to all the people flushing medication. She was told they couldn't be returned, and she had to figure out something to do with them. There are a lot of people here in Amarillo who could benefit from donated medications. My question is, why can't someone like the Salvation Army or some other charity set up a pharmacy where they could take the medications back, check them and make sure they're still viable and safe, and then whoever came over with a prescription from a doctor could get their meds filled there if they didn't have money? My roomie likened it to having a full plate of good food, going outside and seeing the homeless, and then just throwing the food on the ground and walking away. I sort of see it the same as well. Anyone have thoughts on this subject? I'd really like a couple of good ideas so that maybe this kind of program could get started.