Anyone here ever used a overseas pharmacy?

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  1. gasman42

    gasman42 Member

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    I've recently been diagnosed with some stomach issues.. And the meds are crazy expensive.. Anyone ever use any of these online pharmacys? If so which ones are the most trused and was the meds good.. Thanks in advance...
     
  2. talon

    talon the banned wagon

    online pharmacy no. overseas pharmacy yes. many years ago while i was in spain, but i was IN spain at the time. not so sure i would trust anything online. hell, is that even legal??
     

  3. Canada. They will need your R/X. My meds went up in price a bunch. $35.00 for 12. Canada $75.00 for 100 same med.
     
  4. undeRGRound

    undeRGRound ROLL wif Da MOLE! Supporting Member

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    All I ever heard was that the overseas Viagra had drywall dust (gypsum) in it,
    and I thought it would still be OK if enuff of the gypsum made it's way to the
    "affected area" to harden sufficiently :D

    But then you get that "over 4 hour" side effect, and then you need a good drywall finisher or carpenter to deal with the problem LMAO!!!
     
  5. talon

    talon the banned wagon

    or, just use it to your advantage to spackle the walls.
     
  6. geekandwife

    geekandwife Good ole Boy Member

    Keep in mind you are breaking the law by doing so. It is not being actively enforced but it is illegal to order drugs and have them imported from pharmacies outside the US under the Prescription Drug Marketing Act of 1987. It sure would suck to have drug trafficking charges come up when you want to go buy a gun or apply/renew your CCW. And if the do decide to crack down, the first two offenses fines start out at $50,000 , after that they go up to 1 million... And if the pharmacy is not licensed and recognized in the US and it is a controlled product, you could look at getting busted for trafficking as well.
     
  7. I just called the Canadian pharmacy I deal with and asked them about that. They said we have been doing this for a long time and if it were illegal we would not be able to do it. If you wish to verify this PM me and i'll give you the ph#
     
  8. The PDMA excludes manufacturers and authorized distributors of record from the
    requirement to provide a pedigree prior to each wholesale distribution. The PDMA
    defines authorized distributor of record as a wholesale distributor that has an ongoing
    relationship with the manufacturer. The PDMA does not define “ongoing relationship.”
    On December 4, 1999, FDA published in the Federal Register (64 FR 67720) final
    regulations regarding the PDMA that, among other things, defined “ongoing relationship”
    (21 CFR § 203.3(u)) and described what information must be included in the pedigree
    (21 CFR § 203.50). Due to concerns raised at the time, FDA delayed the effective date of
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  9. Could have sworn this was a troll post; are you serious? Not only is it stupid, it's stupidly dangerous. Unless you are face to face with a qualified pharmacist and handing them your prescription in person, you're begging for a Darwin award.
     
  10. talon

    talon the banned wagon

    30 seconds on Google actually checking the Prescription Drug Marketing Act of 1987, and i can say that, as usually is the case, geekandwife sounds smart, but is WRONG. it is not illegal to purchase prescription drugs from other countries, there are limitations to which drugs, controlled substance medications are not allowed, but most prescriptions provided you only purchase up to a 3month supply are legal. the risk of fake medication or being taken financially is of course always there, but, yes, you CAN buy medications from abroad provided they are not controlled substances and some other banned medications. its still not a smart idea however.
     
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  12. gasman42

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    Thanks, I guess your the only one who has actually done it. That's what I was looking for.. I've heard it's the same medicine, without the giant price tag..
     
  13. gasman42

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    For anyone else who didn't know:D
    The Darwin Awards are a tongue-in-cheek honor, originating in Usenet newsgroup discussions circa 1985. They recognize individuals who have supposedly contributed to human evolution by self-selecting themselves out of the gene pool via death or sterilization by their own (unnecessarily foolish) actions.
     
  14. geekandwife

    geekandwife Good ole Boy Member

    You really need to reread. While no private citizens have been prosecuted and customs do allow people to order and have shipped a 90 day supply for personal use that does not make it legal under federal law. It is like the weed smokers in the states that have legalized it. They are still breaking federal law but they are choosing at this time not to prosecute it. That does not mean they cannot, but it means they are choosing not to.

    http://www.fda.gov/drugs/resourcesforyou/consumers/ucm143561.htm

    You can see where they say the words illegal to import several times

    Just because the Government hasn't shut them down yet doesn't mean they can't or won't. Remember the online Poker sites back a few years ago? I remember a few people saying the same thing. Well the government hasn't shut they down yet, so why can't I gamble online for money... That is the same thinking the pot smokers are hoping in their states. Its a gamble. It could save you a few bucks, or you could end up with poison in the mail and be told oh well you used an illegal pharmacy...
     
  15. ArmyScout

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    I have a very good prescriptions co-pay so I don't have to order from Canada. But from what I have read, Canada is the safest place to buy from. But there is always the chance you will get something other than what you ordered. It's not as strictly controlled in Canada and especially in other Countries as it is in the U.S. And if you get some bad stuff, you have little recourse. Only my opinion - not a good idea.
     
  16. geekandwife

    geekandwife Good ole Boy Member

    Here is the problem, you don't know where you are ordering from, I can run a "Canadian pharmacy" right from my living room in Kentucky. Or from the middle east or anywhere. You do limit a lot of that going though the major sites, but you are still breaking the law. I would hate to be on the wrong end of the Customs list as an Illegal importer when a new FDA cheif comes in and decides he doesn't agree with the old policy of letting is slide by. Keep in mind this isn't a law that lets you do it, or even a formal agreement, its just their nudge nudge wink wink that they won't do anything. Would you trust a cop any other time telling you its okay to break the law and he will just look the other way?
     
  17. Rachgier

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    A. Saw the post title, saw the author, was almost 100% sure gasman was back to "pulling a gasman" again after failing the spank bank celibacy challenge.

    B. Hey geek? Did you notice that in your reference for personal use you highlighted UNAPPROVED drugs? Did you also notice that it's not law or policy but a general list of ideas to help people out?
     
  18. geekandwife

    geekandwife Good ole Boy Member

    Yes, the policy for helping out and not charging people is not formalized, but the law making it illegal to import is quite legal and real. The only people that can re import a medicine is the original manufacture. I linked that policy because the current importation that is being allowed is an extension of that policy that is not formalized in any way or form and therefore can be rescinded by just a memo being sent out to arrest and seize all shipments. If they had a formal policy in place that allowed the importation for personal use from Canadian Pharmacies that would be different, but they don't.
     
  19. undeRGRound

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  20. gasman42

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    Definitely failed that challenge..
    But I'm looking to find some Aciphex, heartburn medicine. Nothing exotic...
    It cost like 60 bucks for 30 pills and that's generic..