TED2020: What if Lifesaving Prescriptions Were Available for All?

September 15, 2020

As prescription drug costs skyrocket in the US, thousands of people are forced to forgo lifesaving medications — all while manufacturers and health care facilities systematically destroy perfectly good, surplus pills. Kiah Williams shares how SIRUM — a nonprofit that delivers unused medications to families who need them most — plans to drive down prescription prices by recycling almost a billion dollars’ worth of medications in the next five years. (This ambitious plan is a part of the Audacious Project, TED’s initiative to inspire and fund global change.)

Watch the TEDTalk video here.