Posted by LyndaK on August 22, 2001, at 1:30:24
In reply to Re: *Legal* medication importation-the process? » Mitch, posted by Cam W. on August 22, 2001, at 0:25:52
this is an interesting discussion. The concern of self-medicating is a good one. That's not what I'm doing. I've discussed this with my doctor. He said he would see what he could find out about the drug. From my own research, it sounds like Adrafinil is similar to Modafinil, which my doctor has already prescribed but which I don't tolerate well.
I received the adrafinil in the mail today -- no problem. I've never ordered anything from another country before, so all the stickers on the outside of the package are...well...foreign :)...to me. There's a green sticker on the back that says "Customs" on the top. It looks like it was filled out by the supplier. The contents are decribed as "supplements". Inside the package was the Adrafinil along with two sheets of paper. One paper provided information about the drug. The other paper, entitled "American Personal Importation Statement of Fact", informed me of my "constitutional right" to import this product.
I have more research to do. I looked up the FDA's website but didn't really find the information that answered my questions.
And why am I even going to all this trouble in the first place? I am desparate to feel whole and healthy again. Merely being free of suicidal ideations is not enough. Zoloft has brought me only so far, and created a few problems in the process. Reading the various threads here has introduced me to options I haven't yet tried.
> Mitch - I don't know what you have to do in the U.S., but in Canada, your doctor has to write Health Canada with the request. The doc has to be able to show that all of the available medications have been given a reasonable trial, or valid reasons why they have not all been tried. Also, the doctor must provide information on why he/she thinks that the drug to be imported may work, where available drugs haven't.
> Perhaps contact the FDA to find out what their procedure is. - Cam