Mailing Prescription Drugs Internationally
Another big category of items that can’t be shipped internationally are prescription drugs.
The drugs will also need to be shipped commercially by an approved carrier.
If you’re an individual, you won’t be able to ship prescription medications.
Can I 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 mail prescription drugs to Canada?
In general, personal importation of a 90-day supply of medication is allowed, but only if the drug is not available in the United States. U.S. customs officials have relaxed their policy on the importation of prescription drugs through the mail from Canada. However, all packages are still carefully scrutinized.
Can I buy medicine with foreign prescription?
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 you send prescription drugs through the mail?
There are many instances when you might want to send a prescription through the mail. However, mailing prescription drugs is illegal except in a few certain situations. Mailing prescriptions is only allowed by entities that are registered with the DEA.
Can you send prescription drugs in the mail?
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.