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Author Topic: USA - buying prescription drugs from Canada. Is this legal?  (Read 1507 times)

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Offline Jim Allen

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Thought this was worth posting.

Full info here: https://www.poz.com/article/considering-buying-prescription-drugs-canada-legal-know-getting

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It is legal to bring back a 90-day personal supply of medication from a foreign country, assuming that the medication is approved for use in the United States and you have a valid prescription or doctors note. The medication must be in its original container. Controlled substances, such as opioids, benzodiazepines, etc., can be brought into the country only in quantities of 50 dosage units or less.

Technically, having medications shipped to you is illegal in most cases. However, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) does make exceptions to this, particularly in cases of serious illness for which there are no effective treatments in the United States. Click here to read the FDAs Personal Importation Policy.

As for knowing what you are getting, buying medicine on the internet from any source can be risky; before you do that, read the FDAs BeSafeRx tips. When buying from Canada, you can trust drugs that are certified by the Canadian International Pharmacy Association. However, before obtaining medication from another country, click here to explore ways to lower medication costs at home, such as prescription assistance programs and other options.
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Re: USA - buying prescription drugs from Canada. Is this legal?
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2019, 08:59:05 am »
WIth regard to HIV drugs, they are expensive in Canada also.  Most HIV drugs on the cheap come from India, either directly  or indirectly.   Note that many generic drugs in the developed world are also sourced in India.   

My generic Truvada is made there by MYLAN ( yes the same one that makes/sells/and profiteers brand name epipens).   

 


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