Can medicine be sent from DR to US?

vmhatup

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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.
 

beastwood

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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.
 

william webster

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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
 

dv8

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i looked at few sites: Preguntas Frecuentes (FAQ)
?Qu? art?culos no se puede enviar a los Estados Unidos?
Armas de ning?n tipo
Art?culos Perecederos
Tabacos Cubanos
Bebidas Alcoh?licas
Explosivos
Medicinas
Dinero en efectivo
Fuertes Imanes
Hielo Seco ? Hielo Qu?mico
Material Radioactivo
Pintura
Bater?as de Inversor/Autom?viles
Hookah
Perfumes


then this: ?Qu? art?culos no se pueden enviar a los Estados Unidos? | Aeropaq
Por razones de seguridad los siguientes art?culos no est?n permitidos enviar a los Estados Unidos:
Armas de fuego y r?plicas
Pertrechos militares (accesorios y ropa de uso militar)
Rifle de perdigones
BB Gun (pistola de aire)
Balas
Dinero en efectivo
Material pornogr?fico
Qu?micos
Explosivos, combustibles, corrosivos
Bolsas de aire para veh?culos
Ning?n tipo de spray o aerosol
C?psulas que contengan gas comprimido
Fuertes imanes
Hielo seco o hielo qu?mico
Material radioactivo
Pintura
Bater?as de inversor/Autos
Hookah y sus accesorios
Dagas
Cuchillos
Cuchillos militares
Catanas
Navajas
Documentos personales como pasaporte, c?dula, tarjetas de cr?dito, social security, etc.
Perfumes


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

Cdn_Gringo

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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.
 

Jaime809

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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.
 

La Profe_1

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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.
 

LTSteve

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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?
 

travelbear

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Back in December I had some heart medications sent down by Purolator from Canada. The clerk at Purolator said they were not allowed to send prescription meds. They labelled it as candy and after it sat in customs for six days in Santiago it did eventually get delivered to me in Sosua with all contents intact.