Posted by JohnL on August 22, 2001, at 17:11:01
In reply to Re: Cam! - Advisability and Legality of Importing » Cam W., posted by Jane D on August 22, 2001, at 11:21:52
In the USA it is legal to import medications under the following constraints:
1. They are for personal use and not for resale.
2. They are not commercially promoted.
3. They are of less than 3 months supply.
4. They are not classified as controlled substances.
Here's something real interesting. Did you know...that any government official who tries to deny an American their right to import legally within the above contraints can be fined up to $10,000 and imprisoned not more than 10 years, or both. 18USCC Section 241 and 242.
In other words, it is not the patient who is at risk of going to jail for importing a legal unscheduled medication, but rather any government official who stands in the way who is at risk of going to jail, especially if they haven't studied basic laws that apply to them.