Posted 05 April 2011 - 02:02 PM
Posted 05 April 2011 - 03:53 PM
Posted 05 April 2011 - 04:31 PM
I asked a good friend of ours who is Mexican and has two children about getting medication for them. Again not without a prescription.
At the airport we were waiting for our flight and happened to sit right beside the pharmacy. Lo and behold dozens of bottles of antibodics for sale. No prescription required. Donna picked up one Z-pak. Instead of the usual $15 it was $30. Not a bargin anymore.
Posted 05 April 2011 - 07:53 PM
T-3s are still prescribed in Canada, but they are so close to worthless, I'm not sure any doctors bother to prescribe them anymore. The only other schedule IIIs that exist is Buprenorphine, but harder to find, another one of the drugs that are why would anyone take that class of ineffective pain medicine. In pain management situations, you're talking stone age, not stoned age. Schedule IV medicines like Xanax of Valium, the assorted diazepams are again treated like a class II in the Sates and they require written prescriptions from doctors licensed to prescribe any of these highly controlled substances.
It is easy enough to get prescriptions for antibiotics from Farmacias Similares, a consulta costs $35 pesos. There is no problem getting them prescribed to take back to the States. Oh that is a rude price to pay for a z-pack, azithromycin, I usually pay about $4 dollars for a box of three 500 mg tablets.
Posted 08 April 2011 - 06:36 AM
Posted 08 April 2011 - 07:26 AM
I still see outrageous claims of being able to buy restricted items cheaply in Mexico and that is a complete myth. You might could get deals on the border as the result of drug store and warehouse robberies in the States, but they don't exist here.
Where I live when I am in the States, a trip to an actually drug store involves travel to an airport and then a two hour jet flight. Try explaining to a drug store in Florida, why you want to fill an expensive anti nausea medicine...."can't you find a source 5,000 miles closer"? Trust me, I wouldn't be calling if I had not exhausted all possibilities in a 1,500 mile radius and as you know, the medicine has no abuse nor illicit use, it is too expensive to stock in my limited options.
Real pain medication comes down to morphine only and can only be administered in hospitals. It is a sin.
You do save big time on the cost of paying a doctor to write a prescription. If you know what you are doing (big IF) self diagnosis and self treatment can indeed save you a bundle, but would not normally be recommended. I have experience and training, I generally know the risks involved, but I don't have the options available to most people in most places. Living in isolated areas has many blessings, but requires self sufficiency and reliance. Being one's own doctor is essential at whatever the risks. If I can't initiate treatment when needed, I'd long be dead before I reached any dubious medical facilities. I have more confidence in Mexico than I do in the United States despite the limitations which at times can really be a bitch.
Posted 09 April 2011 - 09:39 AM
That being pointed out I will also say that outside of the drug/bomb dogs sniffing luggage, that I have never, ever seen anyone searched upon re-entry ino the USA. Once about 4 years ago I did see a guy right in front of me at the immigration point get pulled out of line and arrested for an outstanding warrant.
Posted 18 April 2011 - 12:42 PM
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