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Is it possible for a US citizen to get prescriptions filled through a mail order pharmacy located in another country? If yes, how do I make that happen?
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No, it is not legal to purchase drugs from another country. Even if the drugs are drugs available over here, if they are manufactured in another country and haven't been vetted by the FDA, it's illegal to import them. And, of course, it's illegal to order any drugs online from anywhere without a valid prescription from a US doctor who has seen the patient very recently.

Best not to do this. A lot of these online pharmacies are known to the government. Their addresses are flagged and your package will be impounded by customs which will institute forfeiture proceedings. A lot more are illegal pharmacies to begin with. Some will send you counterfeit drugs or nothing at all. Others are just looking to commit identity theft with your credit card number or to blackmail you with the risk of exposure.

It's simply not worth it.

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