Italian Pharmacies & Filling Prescriptions

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    My husband & I will end a 14-day cruise in Rome (Civitevecchia) in May, and stay for a few days.

    When I was in Greece in 2005, I discovered that I could buy my prescription drugs (i.e. blood pressure) there without a prescription. It seems all the Americans were doing it, so I stocked up….it was a fraction of the cost of our local pharmacy.

    Does anyone know if this is true of Italy?

    Thanks for any feedback.
    Suzanne

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    Michael Horne
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    Hi Suzanne — I haven’t had the need to fill a prescription in Italy yet, but I’m sure others will be able to comment.  Most of my interactions with the health care system in Italy has been seeing a doctor on short notice because one of my boys have injured themselves, etc.

    I’ll post your question to the Dall’Uva twitter feed and see what folks respond with.

    Michael

    Michael Horne, CS
    Los Gatos, CA USA

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