Can you ship a filled prescription through the mail?

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Old Jul 3rd, 2007, 10:03 PM   #1
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Is it legal to ship a filled prescription (as in a bottle of pills) through the USPS, FedEx, or UPS?

The medication in question is Concerta.
There is a bottle of it waiting for my girlfriend in her hometown.
Her hometown is 5 & 1/2 hours away from the spot that she's sitting on right now. Can the meds legally be shipped through one of the aforementioned shipping media? It is quite important that they get here.

(and yes, they were legally prescribed to her as a treatment for A

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Above: treatment for ADD. For some reason, the letters did not go into the form field.
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If it is a US pharmacy some states allow it; you cannot order from abroad generally. Ask the pharmacy to confirm their ability to send legally.

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If it is a US pharmacy some states allow it; you cannot order from abroad generally. Ask the pharmacy to confirm their ability to send legally.
It is an individual. My girlfriend's parents happen to have the pills. She needs them ASAP, and can't travel all the way back for a bottle of pills.

Could it be sent through a pharmacy?
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They can be shipped if they are hers and she has the prescription.
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