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Is it legal to sell my insulin syringes to a friend?

Rome, NY |

I changed my method of insulin intake to an insulin pump rather than vial/syringe injection. I have two extra boxes of syringes (100 needles each). My friend said he would pay me $40 for them, is it legal for me to take this deal?

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  1. It is not legal to buy or sell a prescription medicine or device unless you are licensed to sell it. Return the items to the pharmacy and see if you can get a refund.

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  2. No. ESAP in NYS does not enable you to do so, and the sales are governed by both statute and regulation. For more information contact the NYS Department of Health.

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  3. I don't think so.

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