Question: Can A Foreign Doctor Write A Prescription?

A: If you’re traveling to the United States from another country and need a prescription filled, you should visit a health care provider.

Very few pharmacies can fill a foreign prescription, and this is determined on a state-by-state basis.

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Can I get a prescription filled in another country?

Even if you’re prepared with a copy of your prescription and the money to pay for the drugs, many countries do not permit pharmacies to fill prescriptions that originate outside their country. One solution is to see a local doctor to explain your medical condition to get a new prescription that can be filled locally.

Do pharmacies accept foreign prescriptions?

Foreign prescriptions are generally not accepted at most of the pharmacies. However, no pharmacy workers will give medical advice or provide medical help. Once you buy the drugs, there are no returns due to health reasons. Most regular insurance companies pay for prescription medicines one month at a time.

Can I use a prescription from another country in Canada?

In some countries, drugs that are legal and readily available in Canada are considered illegal, require a prescription, or may arouse suspicions among local officials and customs and immigration authorities.

Can a doctor deny a prescription?

Yes, a doctor can deny you medical treatment. Private doctors have some more leeway to deny treatment to patients than those in Medicare-compliant hospitals, but there are circumstances under which even doctors serving Medicare patients may choose not to serve a patient.

Poisons and toxic materials may not be shipped internationally. Prescription medications may only be mailed by Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) registered distributors. Similar regulations apply to some over-the-counter medications.

Can you mail prescription drugs through FedEx?

Licensed mail-order pharmacies use this lawful practice to deliver medicine to millions of patients on a daily basis. To further clarify, FedEx is not charged with knowingly shipping a substance which is unlawful to possess, use, or prescribe.

Can I carry prescription drugs for someone else?

If your medication is a liquid, you may pack it in a carry-on in excess of 3.4 ounces (which otherwise isn’t permitted, thanks to the TSA’s 3-1-1- rule) as long as it’s “in reasonable quantities for the flight.” You don’t have to keep your prescribed medication in a prescription bottle, per TSA regulations.

How do I carry my medication on a plane?

You may place medications in 3.4 ounce (100 milliliters) or smaller containers in a one-quart size clear zip-top plastic bag along with your other personal liquid and gel items. If your prescription medications come in larger containers or bottles, you will need to pack them separately in your carry-on bag.

Do you have to declare prescription drugs at the airport?

You don’t have to declare non-liquid medications at the airport security checkpoint. But if you want to take more than 3.4 ounces of liquid medication through, or if you simply don’t want your meds to take up space in that baggie, you do need to declare them at the TSA checkpoint.

Do prescription drugs have to be in original containers when flying internationally?

You can travel with your medication in both carry-on and checked baggage. TSA does not require passengers to have medications in prescription bottles, but states have individual laws regarding the labeling of prescription medication with which passengers need to comply.

Can you cross the border with prescription drugs?

Illegal contraband (marijuana) for medicinal purposes

No. The U.S. Customs and Border Protection will not allow you to enter the United States (U.S.) with illegal contraband under any circumstances.

The Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA), which is Canada’s main drug-control legislation, criminally prohibits the possession, cultivation, production, importing, and exporting of certain scheduled substances, including cannabis, cocaine, heroin, amphetamines, LSD, and other narcotics.