Re: Q for Pam re: where to sell extra meds

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Posted by Lisa on July 17, 19100 at 17:59:19:

In Reply to: Q for Pam re: where to sell extra meds posted by Katie` on July 16, 19100 at 21:25:18:

: Hi Pam,

: I have extra meds left over that expire in November, and would like to advertise them (I'm hoping to regain my insurance co-pay). Can you suggest an on-line forum? Additionally, if I can't sell them I will then donate them. Can I do so on this site since at that point it won't be a sale?

There are many women who are in need of your meds. You cannot advertise them on this board, but there are other boards where you can advertise them. I know the AIA has a firm stand against sharing drugs, but if not for my creative buying from other women through my 5 IVF cycles, I would not have been able to afford to continue. My son is proof that drugs from other women work. I have never had a problem with this.
I know many RE's accept donations which they claim to pass on to needy women. This would be the next best option if you can't sell them. I don't really understand why this is different than passing them on to women directly, but again, the AIA strongly discourages this practice. It the drugs are good enough for the doctors to hand out, why not a direct exchange? Perhaps Pam can comment on this.
I don't mean to start a debate on the topic, but it is a sensitive subject for me in light of what I have been through myself. I support the AIA, but this is one issue I have to strongly disagree with. Until an insurance mandate is passed, I would think the AIA would be behind helping women network to help each other through this process.

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