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You shouldn't have to choose between filling your prescriptions and paying bills | Kiah Williams

17 Min

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. After the talk hear from radiation oncologist Dr. Fumiko Chino, in conversation with our host Shoshana, on her heartfelt and tireless work investigating the high cost of medical care.