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Hi, I read somewhere about prescription drug replacement for an existing illness. Where can I get more information about that? My mom is visiting from India and has diabetes. In case she runs out of medication, or her medication gets damaged, do I have to pay full price for her medicines in the US?
  
Manish Grover, 19 May 2014
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There is no such thing in our knowledge that covers for prescription drugs replacement. You have two options in case your mother needs additional medication while in the US: 1. If you want to get the medicines in the US, you must get a prescription written by a US physician. You may not get the exact same medicine, but you may get an equivalent substitute. 2. You may get your medicine from your home country via mail/courier as long as it is in limited quantities, and is not a controlled drug. How would you get medicines from your home country?  Someone from your home country can mail it. Keep a copy of your prescription from the doctor, copy of the pasport page of the person (visitor in the US), and a letter stating why this medicine in being sent. The courier /mail service provider may ask for any additional documents if requested by customs.

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