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Offline the wrong side of the valley

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« on: October 10, 2014, 11:25:49 PM »
Hypothetically if some dipstick has forgotten to get a repeat prescription from a doctor in the UK before his trip to Italy, are you likely to be able to buy it over the chemist counter in Italy (when you couldn't in the UK)?
I don't want anyone to panic, its not a problem short term, just wondered. 
Its not very contagious, as long as you fly on a separate plane.  ;D

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Re: Medicines
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2014, 02:02:43 AM »
It depends. From your second paragraph (involving contagion and aeroplanes) you should be aware that Glaxo are struggling to produce the Ebola cure in any quantities.... :'(

But - Italian pharmacists all have an excellent grasp of medical English (which, after all, is basically Latin!) and they universally have an e-mail address (probably even a fax machine), so if it happens that you do need a strictly prescription-only medicine they'll have no problem at all in fulfilling it on a note from your English GP or hospital. You'll probably have to pay for it, but you can get it.