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Old 21st April 2019, 04:39 AM
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This is what my doctor said, with respect to the complications I am having in my country getting clearance for this certification:

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I have discouraging news from the DEA. The man who called back Bill? Parks? said that they only issue Certificates of Authorization to medical mission groups that are bringing in benzodiazepines (or other controlled substances) to distribute to poor people in the Philippines. They do not issue certificates for individual use. His reading of the Philippine law is that if you are only taking in 30 days, you are okay with a note and a prescription, but for two months worth this probably won’t work. He was not hopeful but thought that either the embassy or the customs and border control people might know if there are any other options for you to obtain a certificate of authorization.
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I have been following this thread and as a plebeian have to ask what is this medication and what is it used for?

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My bad, I googled, say no more.

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Default Diazepam Prescription

I came to the PI to revoker from back surgery last summer, and had a prescription for Valium that ran out while I was there (nobody checked my luggage, and I don't remember whether it was in a checked bag or carry-on--in multiple trips, no-one has ever looked in my carry-on except when leaving).

I was going to Doctor's Hospital in Davao for physical therapy, and my PT doc referred me to another doc there who wrote a prescription based on my empty prescription bottle and my story, plus the fact that my PT doc had sent me.

The pharmacy took a long time to fill it, and I was concerned that there was something unusual going on--I was actually a little scared--but eventually they returned with the pills.

I would suspect that if you have a prescription form your US doc and maybe a letter of explanation, you can get your Rx filled in the PI if you go to a hospital and find the right doc, like one who treats your disorder. The doctor visits cost $6.

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I came to the PI to revoker from back surgery last summer, and had a prescription for Valium that ran out while I was there (nobody checked my luggage, and I don't remember whether it was in a checked bag or carry-on--in multiple trips, no-one has ever looked in my carry-on except when leaving).

I was going to Doctor's Hospital in Davao for physical therapy, and my PT doc referred me to another doc there who wrote a prescription based on my empty prescription bottle and my story, plus the fact that my PT doc had sent me.

The pharmacy took a long time to fill it, and I was concerned that there was something unusual going on--I was actually a little scared--but eventually they returned with the pills.

I would suspect that if you have a prescription form your US doc and maybe a letter of explanation, you can get your Rx filled in the PI if you go to a hospital and find the right doc, like one who treats your disorder. The doctor visits cost $6.

Hope this helps.
Hi Bizwizard and welcome to the forum, that's some good advice and if possible I'd bring copies of the medical record because it sure will save time and more money if the Doctor cooperates.
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Hello,

Thank you for your message. I am not sure about the logistics, but I what can I share with you is that must declare everything. The last thing I need is to go prison in a developing nation. I cannot even begin to fathom that thought. This is so frustrating I was all set to there at next of the next month. But not having this ridiculous certification is preventing me from entering Philippines. Nevertheless, I am law abiding citizen, and I have to respect their laws. Eventually if it is meant to be then things will happen. I don't how long it will take me to get this Lorazepam out of system, which is probably my shot for international travel. I cant speak for the rest of the international world, but with respect to the Philippines they want that certification. The United States does issue single certifications for Lorazepam according the DEA! Thank you for sharing

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US State Dept. Guidance for those in The US is Contact Philippine Consulate in your district or Their DC Embassy in The US;

If traveling with prescription medication, check with the Government of the Philippines to ensure the medication is legal in the Philippines and to obtain clearance to enter the country with it. Carry your prescription medication in original packaging with your doctor’s prescription.
https://travel.state.gov/content/tra...ilippines.html


I see they issue guidance for PH REQUIREMENTS FOR MEDICAL MISSIONS so they should be able to provide an answer.
Embassy of the Philippines - Home


Wise of you to be vigilant. Read this OSAC article.
https://www.osac.gov/Pages/ContentRe...aspx?cid=17386
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Hi Joe,

Thank you for this information. I really appreciate it. However, I have done extensive exhaustive research with respect to this dilemma that I am facing. It covers all of the links that you have provided. However, I am still stuck back on square one which finding out who is the National Competent Authority to issue certifications to bring in Lorazepam into the Philippines. The PDEA has DEA listed as the National Competent Authority. I have been in contact with them, my doctor has been in contact with them. They won't and cannot issue this certification. This whole thing is ridiculous and stressful. The PDEA keeps sending me the DEA and my doctor the same generic email, but that not giving us solutions or providing alternatives. I hope this is more clear now! Thank you for sharing your feedback. It is well appreciated

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