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I am going to Italy this summer for a study abroad, and I need to know if I can get my meds refilled at Italian pharmacies. My insurance won't cover me there, so it'll be out of pocket. I'd have them shipped to me, but besides being hundreds of dollars, I read that it's a customs nightmare and that they woud be seized. Does anyone know if one could simply bring a paper prescription and have it filled there? Or where/who might have other information (in English) on the topic? THANKS!!!

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