MIAMI (CBSMiami) – For people who don’t have a home, there is a lot to worry about. But thanks to a program sponsored by the University of Miami, those who are homeless don’t have to worry about their medication being lost or stolen. IDEA Exchange provides a safe place for homeless people to pick up their prescriptions. “I was looking to stop my evil ways. So I decided to put it here to not be tempted to sell a bottle or misplace the pills or get them stolen away from me,” said Broken Arrow, who was picking up a supply of his life-saving medicine. Health experts say it’s common for people who live in the streets to lose medication or for it to get stolen and sold. “If someone is currently living under the bridges or homeless, and they’re not able to watch their belongings, how are they going to hold on to thousands of dollars’ worth in medications?” said Elisha Ekowo. Ekowo is a team lead at the IDEA Exchange. They saw a solution to this problem. “We have people who are homeless, who are virally suppressed, who have been cured of Hepatitis C. All of these things are… Read full this story
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