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Old 30th June 2015, 06:39 PM
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I assume it's no different then elsewhere. But it's not unusual for patients to fill prescriptions outside the hospital. Family will go get things. I guess that means for routine meds the in house pharmacy doesn't handle much.

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Im wondering though, if you can open a business under this type of visa.
The EU Blue Card requires a sponsoring employer, so no.

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I've not heard of a par pharmacy. I've been able to find a little information online, but I'll have to try looking into it further.
The correct name in Italian is "Parafarmacia", and it's a new type of establishment brought forward by a law in 2006 enacted by the government of the time with the intent of breaking the quasi-monopoly held in Italy by the lobby of pharmacy owners (represented by Federfarma) on the sale of drugs and medications to the general public.

A "Parafarmacia" can only sell "over the counter" drugs and medications for which no prescription is required. This notwithstanding, they are required by law to have a licensed pharmacist in their staff (meaning someone who not only has a degree in pharmacy but has also passed the "Esame di Stato" to practice in Italy, and had joined the "Ordine dei Farmacisti").

Currently there are more than 5,000 "Parafarmacie" in Italy, most of them located in busy areas such as railway stations, airports and shopping malls.


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Hi emilyjm

I'm actually getting my Pharm D degree this May from the USA. Salary is not an issue for me too. I was wondering if you have any updates regarding your situation? or whatever tips/info you can give me. Thanks!

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Congrats on your upcoming graduation!

I'm still in the process of obtaining citizenship. I've been working with an italian lawyer since November. From start to finish it's normal for the process to take about 12 months. As of now, everything is on track.. it's just a waiting game.

Are you an italian citizen or are you hoping for a work visa?

For the PharmD degree, you must obtain from the Ministry of Health recognition of the degree. I called the italian consulate closest to me and they gave me this link: Riconoscimento titoli You can view the actual documents and forms you'll need to file. Basically, you need to provide transcripts from high school and on. They may request the syllabus if there is a course in question. Everything must be translated and the translation must be certified by the consulate or an italian court translator. The process will take several months. It's my understanding that after that, you'll be permitted to take the board exam. Obviously italian fluency is necessary for the exam. If you hunt around on that link you can see the topics for it and when it's offered. It mirrors our topics. Honestly, I'd give a call to the consulate and they'll put you in touch with someone who will guide you through the process.

One of my italian friends just put me in contact with a recent pharmacy graduate in Italy, so as soon as I talk more with him I'll be happy to share the info with you!

Now I've got a question for you-- not sure if you'll have student loans, but paying those back on an italian salary concerns me. I know programs exist that are salary based, but I have no idea about the details of those. Do you have any idea?

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I know there are programs in place where as long as you pay the minimum for 10 years it is forgiven. Not 100% sure though.

I am hoping for a work visa. Also any work close to the pharmacy field is ok for me, I don't have to be licensed. Hoping you keep in touch and maybe you can refer me as well!

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Emily was there ever an update to this? What happened? Did you return back?

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