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It depends. In many cases, it is illegal to import drugs from Mexico. However, the FDA does not object to the importation of drugs unavailable in the United States that are intended for personal use to treat a serious medical condition.




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Drug purity, safety, and effectiveness are the main concerns as these cannot be monitored or guaranteed. This is especially true with drugs that are available only by prescription in the United States but sold over the counter in Mexico.


The best source for the latest information about importing prescription drugs from other countries is U.S. Government agencies' websites. The U.S. Customs and Border Protection website provides an updated list of prohibited and restricted items. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration also has a guide for the importation of drugs originally intended for foreign markets on its website. If you plan to visit a Mexican pharmacy to purchase prescription drugs, check these sources before your trip to ensure you know the latest regulations.


Buying prescription drugs from other countries is one way some Americans have coped with rising drug prices. A new University of Florida study, published today in JAMA Network Open, finds that 1.5% percent of adults, or more than 2 million Americans, purchase their prescription drugs from outside the U.S. to save money.


The UF researchers caution that with the rapid growth in unemployment related to the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent loss of health insurance, the number of Americans searching for cheaper prescription drugs is likely to rise. Their findings may actually be an underestimation.


Last year, the Trump administration announced plans to allow importation of drugs from Canada in an effort to stimulate price competition. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration introduced the Safe Importation Action Plan, with proposed pathways to allow for the safe importation of drugs originally intended for foreign markets. If finalized, the plan would permit U.S. consumers to purchase certain drugs from Canada.


Safety is a real concern with purchases of international drugs, UF researchers say. The World Health Organization conservatively estimates that 1 in 10 medications sold in the world are substandard or falsified.


For the study, researchers analyzed data from the 2015-2017 National Health Interview Survey, a nationally representative study conducted by the National Center for Health Statistics in order to track health status and health services use. Participants were asked if they had purchased prescription drugs from countries outside the U.S. to save money. Those who had were more likely to be older, be an immigrant, and have inadequate insurance coverage and financial constraints that impact their ability to refill prescriptions. They were also more likely to use the internet for health care information.


You've followed the usual tips for getting enough sleep. You have a regular sleep schedule, avoid caffeine and daytime naps, and exercise regularly. You also avoid lighted screens before bed and manage stress. Still, it's been weeks since you've had a good night's sleep. Is it time for a nonprescription sleep aid? Here's what you need to know if you're considering medication to help you sleep.


Most sleep aids available without a prescription contain antihistamines. Tolerance to the sedative effects of antihistamines can develop quickly. The longer you take them, the less likely they are to make you sleepy.


Everyone benefits from a good night's sleep. If you continue to have trouble sleeping, talk to your health care provider. In addition to lifestyle changes, your provider might recommend behavior therapy. This type of therapy may help you learn new sleep habits and ways to make your sleeping environment more conducive to sleep. In some cases, short-term use of prescription sleep aids might be recommended as well.


The current opioid epidemic is tragic, and ameliorating the suffering involved without is daunting. Yet, Medicated Assisted Therapy is not the only way to recover from the hopeless state of mind and body associated with opioid addiction; and as someone who has first hand experience, I can say that suboxone is a much harder and longer detox than heroin. While the medical establishment heavily advocates for the use of suboxone, many in the field of recovery speak to its dangers, notably the continuation of a dependence to opioids with no real protocol for detox. Abstinent based methods, as the article shows, receive incredible stigma from treatment field, and the practitioners prescribing suboxone have huge financial incentives to do so. Also there many opioid users who only use subxone, and the idea that this drug would be not be mis-managed in a over the counter form is laughable. Arguing for safe injection sites, where users are contained and can use their drugs safely is a far better use of policy making time.


Subutex is only for pregnant women but SUBOXONE is available thru prescription if you can find a Dr who can and will prescribe it for you. I go to a suboxone clinic to receive my prescription. Good luck!


I managed for years without taking any kind of narcotic. I gave myself instillations of DMSO, a solvent, in my bladder for years. I underwent hydrostatic dilations of my bladder under anesthesia for years.


I live in Maynardville TN and have been on Suboxone on and off for 6 years and then been on it straight for 7 years. I have a bad liver and feels like I get worse everytime I take my suboxone. I was wondering if anyone knew any place that would write subtex in Maynardville or Knoxville without having to be pregnant?


Helllo, I was a heavy heroin/opiate user for many many years. Of and on methadone clinics. Finally I chose to stop and I went to a doctor that prescribes Suboxone. For the first 3 years I had insurance, although the doctor only accepted cash. I have completely leveled out and have no cravings whatsoever. Recently I lost my job and insurance, on top of that hurricane IDA just hit down here. The office visit is an astonishing $225.00 and the prescription costs $725.00, that is $1000.00 a month with fuel and time. I have gone broke filling my prescription each month even though there is a tablet Suboxone that costs $100.00. The doctor WILL NOT allow me to choose this life saving and cheaper generic tablet over the much much more expensive generic film. Is this even legal? How can I, as an American citizen NOT be able to choose a life saving medication that I can afford?? Is there a reason why ?? As of today I have no medication, no power, no food, nothing. Please, if anyone has any information on this subject send it my way. I do not know what to do, she will NOT allow me to get the same exact medication that costs approximately $600.00 less than the strip. How can this be ethical? How can this be legal? To clarify, this is suboxone tablets not subutex. This is a huge scam and I fear what I may do to get the medication. I live in Louisiana and have turned my life around, the future looks bleak to me now. I do not know if I can fight this or if I should report the doctor. The suboxone tablets work well and cost so much less. How and why is this happening? I thought this was a free country especially when it comes to spending money and choosing which to buy. Help Please!


Because of the propaganda surrounding opioids, chronic pain patients are being overwhelmingly harmed. The 2016 CDC opioid guidelines have resulted in huge cuts (between 44-63%) in prescription opioids to chronic pain patients. Even a 12% cut in dying hospice patients. We are at a 20 year low in prescribing them. Yet overdoses have continued to rise over 1040%. Why?


In Mexican border towns, big discount drugstores, as well as small pharmacies like this one in Tijuana, market their less expensive medicines to American tourists. Guillermo Arias/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption


Fenner is not the only one thinking like this. The U.S. government estimates that close to 1 million people in California alone cross to Mexico annually for health care, including to buy prescription drugs. And between 150,000 and 320,000 Americans list health care as a reason for traveling abroad each year. Cost savings is the most commonly cited reason.


According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, "in most circumstances, it is illegal for individuals to import drugs into the United States for personal use." But the agency's website does provide guidance about when it could be allowed. And the U.S. Customs and Border Protection's website has a whole section on traveling with medications in its "Know Before You Go" guide.


"The general understanding is you can bring up to a 90-day supply of a prescription from overseas, even though it's a technical violation," says Nathan Cortez, a law professor at Southern Methodist University. "My sense is the FDA does not want to worry about individuals going overseas and bringing back small amounts of prescriptions that last a few months," Cortez says, adding, "That doesn't mean the FDA couldn't change its mind at any point and start cracking down."


A second major concern that comes up in any discussion of medical tourism is about the quality of that imported medicine. According to the FDA, the reason it's mostly illegal to import drugs is because the agency "cannot ensure the safety and effectiveness" of those drugs. In 2017, the World Health Organization estimated that 10 percent of drugs in developing countries were either substandard or falsified.


Almost one year to the day after her daughter's diagnosis, Greenseid and her family were visiting Quebec City, Canada, in July 2014. Her daughter's blood sugar started spiking and Greenseid feared her insulin might have gone bad, so she went to a pharmacy. With no prescription and fearing that her daughter's life was on the line, Greenseid was prepared to pay a fortune.


Many women take some kind of drug, substance or medication during pregnancy without realising that this could be harmful to their baby. Sometimes people find it hard to stop because of their past life experiences, ongoing injuries and social stress. 041b061a72


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