Can a doctor from one country prescribe medicine to a person in another country if they both are connecting through an online medium?

  • ... and will a pharmacy in the other country hand over the medication...
    – gnasher729
    May 20, 2018 at 10:43

1 Answer 1


You don't say what exactly you mean by "can".

First, that doctor won't prescribe anything unless they are paid. Second, the prescription will most likely only be valid for pharmacies in the doctors country; often only valid for one local pharmacy, and most definitely not for pharmacies outside the country.

So you have to convince the doctor to issue a prescription, to send it to you in a foreign country, and then you have to convince your pharmacy to hand over the medication to you. Not going to happen.

Now if you think about a doctor in another country who will actually send you the medication: In that case, you have no idea whether the "doctor" is actually a doctor, and whether the "medication" he or she sends is actually what it says on the box.

  • ... or if you risk being arrested and judged for illegal drug traffic.
    – SJuan76
    May 20, 2018 at 14:18
  • This answer seems to be heavily biased by the users local experiences - in the UK, doctors prescribe based on patient need, not payment, and NHS prescriptions can be filled anywhere in the UK, not just locally.
    – user4210
    Apr 27, 2019 at 22:58

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