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Moving to Singapore from UK... HELP!

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katbh
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Post by katbh » Thu, 30 Jan 2014 11:41 pm

Yep. Most doctors have a mini pharmacy so they consult with you, write what medicine you need, and then their pharmacy dispenses it to you - all in the one spot. If it is an unusual medicine, they will either tell you what pharmacy you can get it from (they will write you a script) or refer you to a specialist who will dispense it for you. Very simple.

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Post by ruberella » Thu, 30 Jan 2014 11:54 pm

katbh wrote:Yep. Most doctors have a mini pharmacy so they consult with you, write what medicine you need, and then their pharmacy dispenses it to you - all in the one spot. If it is an unusual medicine, they will either tell you what pharmacy you can get it from (they will write you a script) or refer you to a specialist who will dispense it for you. Very simple.
Wow! That's awesome! Very simple indeed! That's one last thing to worry!
Thanks a lot!

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Post by kookaburrah » Wed, 05 Feb 2014 5:08 pm

Do make sure your medication is approved in Singapore first! Singapore's approved formulary is considerably shorter than the UK's. Consult the HSA website.
katbh wrote:Yep. Most doctors have a mini pharmacy so they consult with you, write what medicine you need, and then their pharmacy dispenses it to you - all in the one spot. If it is an unusual medicine, they will either tell you what pharmacy you can get it from (they will write you a script) or refer you to a specialist who will dispense it for you. Very simple.

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