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As Eric says, it only takes one boy scout (I'd say one Dudley Do-Right) to confiscate your boat. Violating contraband laws--especially with drugs of any kind--can lead to immediate confiscation of the boat and imprisonment.
"I cannot get prescriptions for the meds since we have aquired then from many doctors" There are many doctors who understand "wilderness medicine" and offshore medicine, who will gladly write an Rx for a full range of meds to stock your box.
"Certainly there must be an easy solution to avoid legal trouble." Yes, there is. Conform to the letter of the law. Either carry an Rx, or don't carry the drugs. Or, be prepared for the hassle of your life if some official opens your meds case and asks "What's this?" Remember, they don't carry a PDR and they have no interest in using one. Either your meds come in consumer packaging, or you have an RX for them, or there is a high chance they will be presumed to be contraband.
At that point you might as well forge Rx's for them and stuff those in with the meds, there's less chance some agent will confirm the Rx's are real (too much effort overseas) and more chance of being hassled without any Rx's at all. And then, dispose of all the meds and the bogus Rx's before you re-enter the US.