Drugs mule granny strolls thru customs

Drugs mule granny strolls thru customs

So I'm back home from Greece without getting busted. €1.15 a box of 30 T3 25mcg this time. Made hay, although sun didn't shine much...I was asleep most of the time, anyway. Done 'til 2023 by my estimation, although some of my meds will be out of date by then. Got my stash in the bottom of the wardrobe...some shoes may have to go - but I can't wear then anymore anyway. When I was a child, my feet were so narrow my shoes had to be ordered in. Now I'm grown and then some and it's the broad foot numbers for me these days. :D

Come on, ppl ! Don't get a private prescription and spend hundreds of £ @ Boots. Quick before we Brexit hypo honeyz xx

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Look forward to seeing you ALL soon in Sunny Crete :-)

Marz - you might be arrested for enabling the travellers to stay with you whilst they source their medication. :) I think maybe you will have to hire a plane for exclusive use.

.... on the case shaws :-)

People used to go on holiday to have a rest and relaxation nowadays from the UK especially they go on a 'tourist trawl' to get essential medication to last for the year. :)

At least we can...at the moment. I don't know what will happen after article 50 has run its course - but I don't think anyone else does, either ! :P



anyway, there's not a rule to say I can't give them away, is there ? :P

Gotta catch me first !

Yes there is. The law (as I understand it) is that giving away is supplying which is illegal.

The exemption which permits personal imports allows only for yourself and members of your household. Therefore any general giving away would indeed not be allowed.


I freeze my thyroid meds (at various times, NDT, T4, and T3) and have had no issues with this method. Recently I've started using T3 I froze 2 years ago (and now "expired") and its potency is the same. I know of many others who do the same.

It's illegal to bring in 30 boxes iof prescription medication. We do what we have to, to survive and thrive.

I buy my drugs on the internet, thousands of us do. I earn £150,000 a year when well paying over £70,000 in tax but I can't get my NDT from my doctor and on levothyroxine I couldn't work at all. So what's better for me, my family and the state?

I am not aware of any specific legislation regarding quantity. Certainly you might have to justify the quantity, if asked by HMRC, and it is their decision to believe whether it is for you and members of your household - rather than flogging it at a gym. So large quantities raise suspicions.

Some other countries do have a "three months supply" (or whatever) rule. Hard to know what that means when you are just starting out and might need anything from 5 to 150 micrograms!

Rod, I'm looking at Rapunzel's posts and saw this about the three month's supply. I believe it is when you have drug insurance and they need to keep track so abuse is contained and quantities can be monitored. I pay for my own medications and I can get larger quantities for that reason.

The FDA stance seems to be summarised here:

Is it legal for me to personally import drugs?

In most circumstances, it is illegal for individuals to import drugs into the United States for personal use. This is because drugs from other countries that are available for purchase by individuals often have not been approved by FDA for use and sale in the United States. For example, if a drug is approved by Health Canada (FDA’s counterpart in Canada) but has not been approved by FDA, it is an unapproved drug in the United States and, therefore, illegal to import. FDA cannot ensure the safety and effectiveness of drugs that it has not approved.

FDA, however, has a policy explaining that it typically does not object to personal imports of drugs that FDA has not approved under certain circumstances, including the following situation:

The drug is for use for a serious condition for which effective treatment is not available in the United States;

There is no commercialization or promotion of the drug to U.S. residents;

The drug is considered not to represent an unreasonable risk;

The individual importing the drug verifies in writing that it is for his or her own use, and provides contact information for the doctor providing treatment or shows the product is for the continuation of treatment begun in a foreign country; and

Generally, not more than a 3-month supply of the drug is imported.


That sentence is an excellent example of imprecision - giving no idea about how it is applied, what it really means, etc. Nonetheless, it does state "-3-month supply".

Yes, very hazy. I wonder how they view T3 since athletes often import it. Can they exclude it for thyroid conditions then? It would be difficult to apply a general rule I suppose. There are many drugs you would never even take for 3 months. They can't possibly control everything.

I think that Medicare D brought about by Pres. Bush, a Republican ironically, offered a drug insurance program which I think was commensurate with the increased cost of pharmaceuticals in the U.S. causing people to order their meds from Canada at much cheaper prices. Some even traveled to Canada and bought codeine which was sold over the counter there but by prescription in the U.S.

Of course citizens has to pay a premium for Medicare D but it is a terrible drag on the economy at this point but was obviously a boon for drug companies since the government is not allowed to negotiate prices. Who let that happen????

At that time you could fax your prescription to Canada but they have been unwilling to give a paper prescription more often and prefer to order directly to your pharmacy.

I've been looking into a supplement and the researcher said he would never set up production in the U.S. at which others agreed and that India would be far superior in quality. I do fear for supplement companies because of Codex and naturally the T3 issue seems very precarious.


The UK laws seem simpler - at present!

I'm running Rod ! Catch me catch me ! :D :D :D


Don't ban me... I is only joking innit. Opens suitcase, gravely, with poker face. How much do you want to spend ?


HYPO Holidays! :)

Can just see that on the side of an Airbus... :-)

(Might be a bit worried about their staff, though!)

We'd be ok as long as they've taken their complementary T3 at least two hours before lift off! ;)

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