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Dogfish

URGENT: Sending medicines from India to USA

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Hi folks,

Few weeks back, My parents left USA on visiting visa but left their Insulin medicines in our home.

So, I need to send them ASAP to USA from Hyderabad.

Need your help in this regard.

Also, please let me know who can take a small packet of 200gms to USA.

Thanks,

Dj

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That may be illegal.

A bunch of medicines that are legal abroad may not be approved by the FDA for the US. Getting non-approved medicine into the US probably violates a bunch of rules.

They may have to go to a doctor here and get a prescription.

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One can send medicines by post/courier with proper prescription along with authorization letter from concerned drug regulatory authority of that country. The declaration has to be clear.

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I should have informed you earlier before I subscribe to your suggestions.

After few investigations, I came to know that we can't send any medicines to USA through courier (FedEx, USP and Speed Post).

In fact, private players are willing to accept tablets in small quantity but not Insulin liquid bottles as per US regulatory norms.

Finally, I came to know that It is only possible to send any medicines to USA in less quantity through our well wishers with prescription.

So, my only hope is to request sincerely to send the medicines from well wishers who are immediately travelling to USA from India.

Hope, someone will take the initiative to safely do the needful.

Thank you.

Dogfish

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Do you mean Insulin or oral antidiabetics? It might surprise you to know they can buy their medicine here with a prescription for a very reasonable price and it is even possible the source is from India.

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Well, if you are ok with the packages being interjected by CBP. They prevent mails from Canadian online pharmacies all the time.

Medicines that are not approved in the US can not be sent here.

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That some "private players" are willing to transport some pills doesn't matter much.

It would still be drug smuggling...

Amazing that you advocate drug smuggling.

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After few investigations, I came to know that we can't send any medicines to USA through courier (FedEx, USP and Speed Post).

In fact, private players are willing to accept tablets in small quantity but not Insulin liquid bottles as per US regulatory norms.

 

If that's the case then you need to see a local doctor here.

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You guys are throwing different opinions with whatever knowledge you have. I appreciate it but,

Given the situation,

What will you guys do in my case, when your parents left to USA for 3 months forgetting their medicines worth 4000₹ Which is 10 times the cost in USA (verified)?

I hope everyone will agree with me in finding the trusted person to carry the medicines of 200gms with a prescription.

All I want is a Samaritan who will carry and then post locally.

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They would have to see a doctor here in the US and get the prescription filled here. Sorry, but that's the only option, other than flying back to their home country.

And a "Samaritan" would be smuggling drugs, which no sane person would do.

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You guys are throwing different opinions with whatever knowledge you have. I appreciate it but,

Given the situation,

What will you guys do in my case, when your parents left to USA for 3 months forgetting their medicines worth 4000₹ Which is 10 times the cost in USA (verified)?

I hope everyone will agree with me in finding the trusted person to carry the medicines of 200gms with a prescription.

All I want is a Samaritan who will carry and then post locally.

I know for a fact that one can send medicines by speed post provided there is a prescription and there is a letter from drug control authority. This is first hand information my parents obtained from a family friend who works in a high rank position in postoffice. And, as JoeF pointed out it should be legal to be used in US. 

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You guys are throwing different opinions with whatever knowledge you have. I appreciate it but,

Given the situation,

What will you guys do in my case, when your parents left to USA for 3 months forgetting their medicines worth 4000₹ Which is 10 times the cost in USA (verified)?

I hope everyone will agree with me in finding the trusted person to carry the medicines of 200gms with a prescription.

All I want is a Samaritan who will carry and then post locally.

Very tough to find a trusted person to carry any package abroad. It would have to be your friends, colleagues or relatives.

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You guys are throwing different opinions with whatever knowledge you have. I appreciate it but,

Given the situation,

What will you guys do in my case, when your parents left to USA for 3 months forgetting their medicines worth 4000₹ Which is 10 times the cost in USA (verified)?

I hope everyone will agree with me in finding the trusted person to carry the medicines of 200gms with a prescription.

All I want is a Samaritan who will carry and then post locally.

Given the situation, they need immediate access to insulin. Getting a rx for insulin in the US is going to be cheaper than ending in the ER. Ask them to get a rx from a US doctor.

 

Insulin cannot be posted locally either, unless its authorized. 

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If you send the medicine via parcel, it might get stuck in the customs if you do not attach a prescription with it. Last month I found a shipping company and they shipped medicine for my brother along with doctor's prescription. They will charge you pennies. You may contact them on whatsapp (+14053586858). I hope this helped you.

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