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Old 12 Feb 19, 10:40 AM  
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Thereís a lot of contrary information out there now about medicines in Japan. I wanted confirmation if a licence was needed still for a CPAP machine and the situation with medicines on the controlled list.
I emailed yakkan.mhlw.go.jp (Kanto Shinetsu Regional Bureau of Health and Welfare) and said:
Iím visiting for two weeks. Do I need a yakkan shoumei certificate to bring a CPAP machine into Japan?
I take Atenolol. I will have a copy of my prescription to show itís for me. Do I need anything more - like an letter from my doctor?

They replied:
Please apply for Yakkan Shoumei for CPAP machine only.
As for Atenolol, within 30 day supply is no problem.

Hope this helps someone.

Edited at 11:48 AM.
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