Every year $5 billion worth of unexpired prescription medicine in the U.S. is destroyed. Meanwhile, 50 million people, that’s one in four working-age adults, don’t fill their prescriptions because of cost.
SIRUM is a 501(c)(3) founded at Stanford University that uses technology to connect surplus medicine from pharmacies and health facilities with patients in need. SIRUM has redistributed over $7 million of medicine to safety-net clinics across multiple states, enough for over 150,000 prescriptions. SIRUM’s goal is to become a national solution to the medication access epidemic - where we are able to provide stability and transparency in drug pricing for low income people.