Selected Commentary

Importation of Prescription Drugs

From time to time, a patient may request that a physician phone prescriptions in to pharmacies in the United States.  This may be for a number of reasons such as the cost.  However, returning with these drugs into Canada may violate Food and Drug Regulations.  As a consequence, the medication could be confiscated.  Should a patient request this service, it is suggested that physicians warn them of such a risk.