First charitable pharmacy in NJ

Indian American Ritesh Sharma founder of Ritesh Shah Charity Pharmacy plans to launch in April

First charitable pharmacy in NJ
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Image: Ritesh Shah. Credits: Ritesh Shah (LinkedIn)

The New Jersey Board of Pharmacy recently authorized the Ritesh Shah Charity Pharmacy as the state's first charitable pharmacy. This key stage in the regulatory procedure allows the nonprofit organization to begin administering drugs to uninsured and underprivileged people for free.

The pharmacy plans to launch in April, where it will act as a center for community partners to connect with individuals in need and offer peripheral social services, in addition to distributing free prescriptions. It will also collaborate with local schools to offer youngsters vaccines.