Buying medicine in another EU country

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Buying prescribed pharmaceutical products in a Member State other than the one where the prescription was issued, online or in person

Buying medicine in another EU country

You may need to buy prescription medicine from a pharmacy while you are in another  EU country . To do this, you should make sure that your prescription includes the right information. The also applies if you want to buy medicine from a pharmacy in your own country with a prescription from a doctor abroad.  You should also be aware of rules on pharmacy expenses and how to get a reimbursement.

Medicine that doesn't require a prescription can be bought freely throughout the EU and is not covered here. If you buy medicine online, specific rules apply depending on the country you are in.

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