Prescription Drug Donation Program

The Prescription Drug Donation Program allows for certain prescription drugs that would normally be discarded to be donated to participating providers. Individuals who would normally be unable to get these medications can receive them from participating providers. The Department of State Health Services’ Pharmacy Branch is the administrator for the program and does not accept nor dispense donated prescription drugs at its warehouse.


Prescription Drug Donation Program Participating Providers:

Prescription Drug Donation Program Participating Provider Database

Prescription Drug Donation Program

All donated drugs must:

  • Be approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
  • Be dispensed only by prescription.
  • Bear the federal legend "Rx Only" or "Caution: Federal Law Prohibits Dispensing Without Prescription."
  • Be packaged into original sealed, unit-dose packages such as blister-cards, and be intended for human use.

A prescription drug cannot be donated if it:

  • Is a controlled substance.
  • Has not been stored in compliance with its product label.
  • Is required to have storage temperatures other than normal room temperature. This includes drugs that have to be refrigerated.
  • Is required by the Food and Drug Administration to have a risk evaluation and mitigation strategy.
  • Is adulterated (e.g. changes to the substance without authorization).
  • Is misbranded (e.g. false label statements) or was previously purchased by Medicaid.

Prescription Donation Program Frequently Asked Questions:

Prescription Drug Donation Program Frequently Asked Questions


Examples of Acceptable Medications for Donation :

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Examples of Medications Not Acceptable for Donation :

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Prescription Drug Donation Program Required Forms:

1. Prescription Drug Donation Program Donor Form

Prescription Drug Donation Program Donor Form

2. Prescription Drug Donation Program Recipient Form:

Prescription Drug Donation Program Recipient Form

3. Prescription Drug Donation Program Participating Provider Form:

Prescription Drug Donation Program Participating Provider Form


Please Fax  or Scan Completed Participating Provider Forms to:

Contact Info:
Fax: (512) 776-7489
Email: rxdrugdonation@dshs.texas.gov
For Questions, Comments, or Concerns Please Call: (512) 776-2741


Last updated November 18, 2021