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What’s the Story on Getting Drugs from Canada?

separator What’s the Story on Getting Drugs from Canada?
If you’re tempted to buy drugs in Canada, here’s what you need to know:

It’s illegal to buy prescription medicines from a foreign country. The reason for this is that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) can’t guarantee the quality of medications sold outside the U.S. Many people, especially those who simply want to save some money, have a problem with this law, but there’s no way around it.

If you have a serious condition and effective treatment is not available in the U.S., it’s legal to import a 90-day supply of the medication.

There are some medications that would require a prescription in this country, but may not in Canada. According to the FDA, you should not bring drugs into the U.S. just to save money or avoid a doctor’s visit.

Many Americans do buy drugs in Canada for a variety of reasons. It’s not legal, but if you do it, tell your doctor what you’re up to. It’s important that doctors know exactly which medicines their patients are taking.

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