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    Default Can medicine be sent from DR to US?

    Using picknsend, eps, or any of those, can prescription-required medicine be shipped from the DR to the US?

    I can buy the cream in DR w/o a prescription at a much cheaper price, but a prescription is usually required in the US (depending on the drugstore). Plus, it's much more expensive in the US.

    Thanks.

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    Oops misread Dr to us as us to Dr.


    Try this: http://www.ups.com/ga/CountryRegs.

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    Keep in mind if the FDA does not recognize a particular brand of med...your not supposed to import it....other than possibly with a Drs
    Script and a limited no. Of day supply.

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    No different than getting meds from Canada.
    Usually shipped from Turkey.

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    as much as possible, I buy here ( RD ) or Canada.... rarely the USA unless forced to.

    $200 in the US, $58 in Canada for Metro Gel, as example
    Naproxen is similar

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    i looked at few sites: Preguntas Frecuentes (FAQ)
    ¿Qué artículos no se puede enviar a los Estados Unidos?
    Armas de ningún tipo
    Artículos Perecederos
    Tabacos Cubanos
    Bebidas Alcohólicas
    Explosivos
    Medicinas
    Dinero en efectivo
    Fuertes Imanes
    Hielo Seco ó Hielo Químico
    Material Radioactivo
    Pintura
    Baterías de Inversor/Automóviles
    Hookah
    Perfumes


    then this: ¿Qué artículos no se pueden enviar a los Estados Unidos? | Aeropaq
    Por razones de seguridad los siguientes artículos no están permitidos enviar a los Estados Unidos:
    Armas de fuego y réplicas
    Pertrechos militares (accesorios y ropa de uso militar)
    Rifle de perdigones
    BB Gun (pistola de aire)
    Balas
    Dinero en efectivo
    Material pornográfico
    Químicos
    Explosivos, combustibles, corrosivos
    Bolsas de aire para vehículos
    Ningún tipo de spray o aerosol
    Cápsulas que contengan gas comprimido
    Fuertes imanes
    Hielo seco o hielo químico
    Material radioactivo
    Pintura
    Baterías de inversor/Autos
    Hookah y sus accesorios
    Dagas
    Cuchillos
    Cuchillos militares
    Catanas
    Navajas
    Documentos personales como pasaporte, cédula, tarjetas de crédito, social security, etc.
    Perfumes


    as you can see one site has meds on prohibited list and the other does not.

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    It is illegal to be in possession of prescription medication in the US unless you have been issued a prescription for that medication by an accredited physician. The prescribing Doctor is listed on the pharmacy label. No pharmacy label and no script, you will be talking to the DEA, assuming you can get it into the US in the first place but that's a whole other set of potential charges...

    Does a DR doctor constitute an accredited physician? I don't know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cdn_Gringo View Post
    Does a DR doctor constitute an accredited physician? I don't know.
    Unless that doctor is licensed by some state in the US, probably not. If a doctor is from the US and working in a clinic or something in in DR, that might fly.

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    Based on the Customs inquiries I got the first and only time I transited to the US via Miami, I think not. The inspector specifically asked me if I had any medications with me. Since my honest reply was that the only meds I had with me were prescribed by my US physician and filled in my US pharmacy, I had no trouble. They were in labeled bottles with the prescriber's name, the pharmacy name and the name and strength of the medication.

    I know that my landlord tried to send some dried material to his daughter in the US (think it was some sort of material for tea infusion) and it was confiscated at the Puerto Plata airport.

    I don't think I would have been permitted to bring in prescription medications purchased in the DR unless it were a small amount.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vmhatup View Post
    Using picknsend, eps, or any of those, can prescription-required medicine be shipped from the DR to the US?

    I can buy the cream in DR w/o a prescription at a much cheaper price, but a prescription is usually required in the US (depending on the drugstore). Plus, it's much more expensive in the US.

    Thanks.
    It will cost you more than it is worth to ship it back to the US. You would have to send it by UPS or Fed EX or DHL and it would be probably about $50.usd. When you say "cream" are you talking about steroids?

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