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Unapproved Foreign Drugs Cannot Be Brought Into the United States Without U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Approval

Posted by on March 2nd, 2016 Posted in: General, Public Health


Adapted from healthfinder.gov (Health Day News)

Americans traveling abroad are not allowed to bring home foreign versions of medications approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. (FDA) If someone with a serious medical condition needs treatment with a foreign drug and there is no U.S. substitute, the FDA will review an application to import the drug for personal use. A letter from a doctor explaining the drug is part of ongoing treatment that began outside of the United States, or the name and address of a licensed U.S doctor, who will supervise the drug, is required. Foreigners planning to carry medications into the United States need to have a valid prescription or note from a doctor written in English, explaining the drug is necessary. For more information, please visit: 1.usa.gov/1TS6yge

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