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Can a doctor prescribe medication and send it from an EU country

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Can a doctor prescribe medication and send it from an EU country to another EU country via an online or telephone consultation? If so what schedule of Drugs are allowed to be supplied? For instance Romania to the UK.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 years ago.

Dr. David :

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Dr. David :

no, a doctor can not prescribe medications and have it send from an EU country to another EU country.

Dr. David :

there are too many boarders and regulations to over come that way.

Dr. David :

if you are in the UK, you have to see a doctor in the UK and get a prescription there for a pharmacy in the UK for the NHS to help pay for it.

JACUSTOMER-oz8iyzv3- :

I have used an online pharmacy in the past and have had a doctor look over it

JACUSTOMER-oz8iyzv3- :

is this just a grey area or illegal?

JACUSTOMER-oz8iyzv3- :

Even in a pharmacy I have been told foreign prescriptions from the EU can be processed

JACUSTOMER-oz8iyzv3- :

as long as it is not a controlled substance

Dr. David :

this is a grey area for purchasing medications.

Dr. David :

for certain medications. which are not controlled.

Dr. David :

but you might have to pay for it with cash if it is not your home country

Dr. David :

what is your specific situation?

JACUSTOMER-oz8iyzv3- :

Xanax, Valium to the UK bought online via a consultation from an EU member state

JACUSTOMER-oz8iyzv3- :

consultation being online with a doctor I should say

Dr. David :

these typically are controlled substances.

Dr. David :

you don't want to see a doctor face to face in the UK?

JACUSTOMER-oz8iyzv3- :

No

JACUSTOMER-oz8iyzv3- :

thanks for the information

JACUSTOMER-oz8iyzv3- :

but it does not seem like a question that can be explained here, as I have tried before in the legal section

JACUSTOMER-oz8iyzv3- :

In a detailed answer I would want to see which drug schedules are allowed via online consultation

JACUSTOMER-oz8iyzv3- :

I don't think this is possible

JACUSTOMER-oz8iyzv3- :

can we please finish chat now

Dr. David :

yes,

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Dr. David :

why did you rate poor service?

JACUSTOMER-oz8iyzv3- :

I am saying poor service simply because the question has not been answered intricately enough, I'm sorry but coming from somewhat of a pharmaceutical background it seems you are unsure of the subject in question. Thank you for taking your time with me though

Dr. David :

let me know if you have other questions.