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Re: tenex guanfacine intuniv medication question

Re: tenex guanfacine intuniv medication question2010-10-06T02:11:40+00:00

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Patte Rosebank
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I know how frustrating it is to read about a promising medication that appears to be working well in other countries, only to discover that it is not approved for use in your own country. But, please, do not even consider trying to get these drugs until they are approved for use here.

Importing prescription drugs into a country where they are not approved, is ILLEGAL! It is also very expensive and risky.

If you try buying the meds by mail-order, even from a legitimate company (and good luck trying to sort out the legit ones from the scams selling counterfeits), they might never arrive. Canada Border Services opens and inspects parcels at random, especially if one of their sniffer dogs picks up the scent of any sort of drugs or contraband. If Border Services discover the unapproved drugs, they will seize them and charge you with importing a banned substance. The seller could also be charged with attempting to export a banned substance into Canada—just like the Canadian who was charged & convicted in the USA for shipping marijuana seeds into the USA. And there’s no way you’ll get a refund for “order not received”.

If you choose to go to the States to buy the meds in person, you’ll need to see an American doctor to get a prescription, because, since it’s not approved in Canada, Canadian doctors can’t prescribe it. And you’d have to pay a hefty chunk o’ cash to see an American doctor—assuming you can find one who will risk prosecution and loss of his/her license for professional malpractice. And it is MAJOR medical malpractice to see a new patient who is just visiting your country, and, in that single appointment, diagnose them with a mental condition and prescribe a large quantity of a controlled prescription medication to treat it.

Even if you do manage to get the prescription filled and back to Canada, you’re still running a big risk, because you’re all on your own if anything goes wrong. If you have a bad reaction to the drug, or if it turns out to be so dangerous that it gets pulled from shelves and hit by class-action lawsuits (as many new “miracle” drugs often turn out to be), you will not be able to seek any legal remedies—because you were using the drug illegally.

I think you’ll agree that, in matters like this, it’s MUCH safer to wait ’til the drug is thoroughly tested and approved for use here.