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04-11-2016, 07:00 AM
I was just curious on how that would work?

My MC is a veteran from the UK and he's visiting family in the states. The drugs he's taking are antidepressants. Would he need to visit a doctor or could his doctor from the UK just send over the paperwork to wherever prescriptions are filled?

04-11-2016, 07:45 AM
This should help. (http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm484154.htm)

04-11-2016, 07:54 AM
Thank you! It does.

04-15-2016, 11:10 PM
If it's between Canada and the US, they could probably electronically transfer the prescription, but not from the UK or any other country for that matter. They would need to see a doctor and their medicine of choice might not be available in the US. That said, everywhere I've worked in the US there have been a fair number of physicians from the UK even in small towns so it may be possible to find a sympathetic ear from someone who won't demand a bunch of new tests.

04-18-2016, 09:53 AM
Thanks for the info!