Medication and Drugs

Is it illegal to import prescription drugs?

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2009-05-08 22:00:22

First: NO, it is perfectly legal to import prescription drugs

for which you have a prescription.

I think what you meant was: "Is it illegal to buy drugs from

another country without prescription and import them?"

For America, typically yes, especially for stimulants and

painkillers, which are always controlled substances because people

always are trying to get their hands on them. See

I don't know how accurate the material is, but you can only

import an FDA unapproved drug if you have a valid medical reason,

and I guess the FDA expressly wants a "doctors note" to say it's

OK, but not a prescription. But if you're importing a drug for an

FDA approved reason, it says it's illegal.

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