Prescription drugs?

by cjlove, Monday, January 16, 2023, 23:13 (23 days ago)

Can you bring a pill box, or do you need the prescription bottle, with the drugs in them?

Prescription drugs?

by midalake @, Tuesday, January 17, 2023, 08:18 (22 days ago) @ cjlove

Can you bring a pill box, or do you need the prescription bottle, with the drugs in them?

Your prescriptions [or any other pills] should be in their original containers. I know someone recently that was hassled with having aspirin in a zip lock bag.

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by Roberto!, Tuesday, January 17, 2023, 13:46 (22 days ago) @ midalake

You might also want to take a picture with your phone of the prescription bottle(s) with the content description in case you become separated from or lose the bottle(s).

That could come in handy if you need to visit a local Dr. for a refill or replacement.

Not sure if a Pharmacist in Zihua would dispense on the strength of a picture with your name and prescription on the bottles, but while we do have photos of our medication we haven't had a need to try that route -- yet.

Roberto!

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by JeffMN ⌂ @, Minneapolis MN USA, Tuesday, January 17, 2023, 13:53 (22 days ago) @ cjlove

For some 12 years now, I've brought my numerous prescription drugs and supplements with each day's assortment in a separate little baggie. Never been questioned. Just in case, I bring original prescription receipts and photocopies of all the containers.

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by midalake @, Tuesday, January 17, 2023, 13:59 (22 days ago) @ JeffMN

For some 12 years now, I've brought my numerous prescription drugs and supplements with each day's assortment in a separate little baggie. Never been questioned. Just in case, I bring original prescription receipts and photocopies of all the containers.

The "baggie" thing is NOT a good idea anymore.
My friends were given the riot act and told them they could be charged $20,000usd for sending the pills to a lab for testing.

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by Padrino ⌂ @, San Diego/Rosarito, Tuesday, January 17, 2023, 14:29 (22 days ago) @ midalake

This conversation begs the question, "What about gummy candies and other sweets that could contain recreational pharmaceuticals?" Could someone be harassed for carrying a bag full of gummy bears since they could be vehicles for high levels of THC, the active ingredient in marijuana?

For what it is worth, I carry a pill container with me with B12 and methyl folate supplements. (If you are on a plant-based diets, you must take some kind of B12 supplement!) These do not require a prescription.

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by Little Guy @, Tuesday, January 17, 2023, 18:53 (22 days ago) @ Padrino

This conversation begs the question, "What about gummy candies and other sweets that could contain recreational pharmaceuticals?" Could someone be harassed for carrying a bag full of gummy bears since they could be vehicles for high levels of THC, the active ingredient in marijuana?

I’m at an airport right now. I just watched as security people swabbed a traveller’s carry on luggage, “personal item”, the plastic bag that contained her liquids, etc. and tested everything right there. I’m pretty sure the swab test could easily pick up high levels of THC.

When I travel, I keep everything sealed in the original packaging. If I open it to eat something, I either eat it all or dispose of it.

My Hawkins Cheezies are safe in their sealed bags until I get to ZIH tomorrow. :)

Prescription drugs?

by D-Loco, Tuesday, January 17, 2023, 19:28 (22 days ago) @ Little Guy

I’m at an airport right now. I just watched as security people swabbed a traveller’s carry on luggage, “personal item”, the plastic bag that contained her liquids, etc. and tested everything right there. I’m pretty sure the swab test could easily pick up high levels of THC.

When I've seen swabs done it was for explosives. Explosives are also the reason for 'small liquids' rule.

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by Timmac @, Steilacoom, WA, Tuesday, January 17, 2023, 20:21 (22 days ago) @ Little Guy

The swabs are primarily used to detect explosives not drugs. TSA isn’t interested in keeping drugs off planes. On the other hand, when you enter the country, customs and immigration is. They are primarily detected by dogs.

Dog’s Life

by Little Guy @, Tuesday, January 17, 2023, 21:03 (22 days ago) @ Timmac
edited by Little Guy, Wednesday, January 18, 2023, 01:14

Any human would be blessed to look as happy at work as those dogs look. :)

But you sure don’t want one of those dogs to sit at your feet and look happily at their human coworker. :(

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by mindpilot @, la Playa Buenavista, Wednesday, January 18, 2023, 07:56 (21 days ago) @ Padrino

I'm confused.

I thought cannabis and all drugs have been decriminalized in Mexico. Didn't the Supreme court rule drug laws unconstitutional in 2019? Or did I dream that?

Most drugs that are "prescription" in the US are OTC here, so why would anyone care unless you are dealing in commercial quantities?

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by Yandosan, Tuesday, January 17, 2023, 17:03 (22 days ago) @ midalake

'My friends were given the riot act and told them they could be charged $20,000usd for sending the pills to a lab for testing"


Hmmm, monetary punishment just to analyze those
candies. Isn't that a violation of corpus delicti or something? We need a lawyer.

Prescription drugs?

by mindpilot @, la Playa Buenavista, Wednesday, January 18, 2023, 07:43 (21 days ago) @ Yandosan

'My friends were given the riot act and told them they could be charged $20,000usd for sending the pills to a lab for testing"


Hmmm, monetary punishment just to analyze those
candies. Isn't that a violation of corpus delicti or something? We need a lawyer.

And that seems like an insane cost. An experienced pharmacist can look at a pill and tell you what it is.

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Wednesday, January 18, 2023, 09:22 (21 days ago) @ mindpilot

'My friends were given the riot act and told them they could be charged $20,000usd for sending the pills to a lab for testing"


Hmmm, monetary punishment just to analyze those
candies. Isn't that a violation of corpus delicti or something? We need a lawyer.


And that seems like an insane cost. An experienced pharmacist can look at a pill and tell you what it is.

Not any more. Welcome to the world of imitation and designer drugs. The days of relying on your trusty PDR is no more. (All the smart dopers used to have one of those back in the 70's and 80's.)

Prescription drugs?

by mindpilot @, la Playa Buenavista, Wednesday, January 18, 2023, 08:08 (21 days ago) @ cjlove

Looking back over this thread is pretty disheartening. We are somewhat nonchalantly discussing means to survive in an environment of increasing surveillance and laws that control the minutia of our lives.