Restore Health Reduce Waste
Last Mile Med intends to reduce medicine waste.
Until now, no satisfactory disposal method existed for the millions tons of medicine that is dumped every year. Redistributing medicine not only prevents toxic waste from causing pollution, but helps low income, uninsured and under insured patients get medicine that they could not afford enabling them to restore their health. There is also chance for access to quality life-saving medicine.
- Most patients cannot afford their prescribed drugs and therefore default in taking their medicine.
- 40% of Medicine ordered or bought normally go to waste.
- There is a huge challenge in making a choice between buying medicine and other competing interests like food, housing and other means of survival in various households.
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