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Can you send prescription drugs through USPS?

Last Updated: 9th June, 2020

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You are only permitted to mail prescriptiondrugs via the USPS if you are a pharmacist or medicalprovider mailing such drugs to the patient they havebeen prescribed to. This means that without proper medicallicensing you can receive prescription drugs, butyou cannot, under any circumstance, mailthem.

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Regarding this, can you mail prescription drugs USPS?

However, mailing prescription drugs is illegalexcept in a few certain situations. Mailing prescriptions isonly allowed by entities that are registered with the DEA.Sending your prescription back to the manufacturerfor a recall, or other dispensing error is alsopermitted.

Beside above, can a written prescription be mailed? Legally, they can, so long as they are physicianslicensed to prescribe in your area. Why couldn't they mailyou a medical form? Practically, not all pharmacies these days arewilling to fill written prescriptions, and prefer that theybe provided directly from the doctor's office in electronicform.

Just so, can I mail prescription drugs through FedEx?

Licensed mail-order pharmacies use this lawfulpractice to deliver medicine to millions of patients on adaily basis. To further clarify, FedEx is not charged withknowingly shipping a substance which is unlawful to possess, use,or prescribe.

Can the USPS open your mail?

The US Postal Inspectors are like the police force forUSPS. They can open any of the mail services,though if it's one of the services in the “USPScannot” list above, they get a search warrant to openletters/packages that they believe violate federallaw.

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