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Q: Drugs ( Answered,   0 Comments )
Subject: Drugs
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: bigears50-ga
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Posted: 24 Sep 2004 15:45 PDT
Expires: 24 Oct 2004 15:45 PDT
Question ID: 406007
Is it legal to import non-prescription Lorazepam into the uk when
bought on the internet
Subject: Re: Drugs
Answered By: serenata-ga on 25 Sep 2004 02:46 PDT
Hello Bigears50 ~

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The answer here was obtained from information available online and
supplied by the British Home Office.

To answer your question:

Lorazepam is a Class C controlled drug in the UK. What that means is
that is illegal to be in possession of the drug without a

You can find Lorazepam listed on page 9 of the UK Home Office list of
controlled prescription drugs here:

There is further information about the classes in an article,
"Introduction to UK laws" here:

And information on bringing prescribed medicines and drugs into the UK,

     "There are normally few problems associated with taking
      prescribed drugs into the United Kingdom. A covering
      letter from the prescribing doctor, and the medication
      presented in its original prescription bottle, clearly
      marked, usually will be all that is required by UK

If your prescription is lost or stolen or you require an additional
prescription, it is recommended you see a British physician, and bring
enough information on why it has been prescribed to aid in obtaining
the prescription.

Notice, every reference is to PRESCRIBED ... not purchased without a prescription.

Therefore, to import the drug to the UK would require either a
prescription or permission from the Home Office:

     The Home Office
     Drugs Branch, Licensing Section
     Queen Anne's Gate
     London SW1H 9AT
     Tel: (20) 7273 3806
     Fax: (20) 7273 2157


Lorazepam is a controlled drug and you cannot bring it into the UK
unless it is prescribed, you have a letter from your doctor explaining
his prescribing the drug, and it is in its original prescription

To legally "import non-prescription Lorazepam into the uk when bought
on the internet" will require completion of paperwork supplied by the
Home Office at the address above.

Search Terms ~

   - controlled substances UK
   - controlled medicines drugs UK

Better to be safe than sorry, as the British penalties for possession
of controlled substances are stiff.


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