I am a 67 years old Canadian Citizen who came to US to visit my son on Feb 29th, 2020. Can't go back due to Covid19, how can I get insulin?
You can get insulin without a prescription in USA. However, since it won’t be the kind you’re accustomed to, you should get a doctor’s advice.
Depending on which state you are currently in, the pharmacist may be able to prescribe the insulin and fill the prescription.
Call (on the phone) your son's favorite pharmacy and talk to the pharmacist. They should be able to direct you to the best solution for the state you are in.
Across the U.S. states are recognizing the value of authorizing pharmacists to prescribe in order to increase access to important medications. This authority exists somewhere along a continuum and is either dependent (delegated through a collaborative practice agreement) or independent (authority comes directly from the state, no delegation required) authority.
Certain types of insulin, like Humulin N, can be purchased over the counter. If your specific type can’t, just go to a local urgent care, explain your situation, and get an RX for it. Also, you can state on this board the type of insulin and your location and maybe someone will be able to help you out.