(225 ILCS 85/24) (from Ch. 111, par. 4144)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2023)
    Sec. 24. It shall be unlawful for any manufacturer or distributor of a prescription drug, or any person on behalf of such manufacturer or distributor, to distribute a prescription drug without charge or for less than its fair market value to any person directly or indirectly.
    Nothing in this Section shall be construed to prohibit the distribution of a prescription drug:
        (a) at a discount in accordance with the laws of the
    
United States or the State of Illinois;
        (b) to a person for use in an investigation conducted
    
under Federal Food and Drug Administration regulations;
        (c) to a patient by a pharmacist in response to a
    
request written and signed by a medical practitioner which designates the quantity to be distributed;
        (d) to a licensed medical practitioner in response to
    
a request signed by the practitioner which designates the quantity to be distributed;
        (e) to an agency of the federal government or to a
    
state government or political subdivision for regulatory or enforcement purposes;
        (f) in an emergency as determined by the laws of the
    
United States or the State of Illinois; or
        (g) to a bona fide charity authorized to possess and
    
dispense prescription drugs.
(Source: P.A. 85-796.)