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Old 05-10-2008, 06:11 PM
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Default Medication Seized by Customs: what is the law regarding buying meds over the Internet

Hello all ,
Recently i took advantage of the cheap medication from abroad,and bought some through a Online Pharmacy that ship to Ireland (and Worldwide).

2 weeks later i received a letter from Customs saying they had found a package containing Medication from abroad which is Illegal?(????)
and that the Irish Medicines Board will be in touch soon.

Just wondering if anyone else have this problem and what is the law regarding buying meds over the Internet and how can i go about getting my shipment

Kind Regards
Gareth
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Old 05-10-2008, 06:43 PM
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You can take it that you won't get your shipment. A licence is required to import prescription medications.
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Old 05-10-2008, 09:29 PM
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what was the medication, blood pressure, cholesterol medication or a controlled drug? makes a big difference to the gravity of the situation!
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Old 05-10-2008, 09:48 PM
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Have a look here: irishhealth.com as far as I know importing prescription drugs into Ireland without a licence is illegal.
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Old 11-11-2008, 09:28 PM
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Recently i took advantage of the cheap medication from abroad my self

4 weeks later i received a letter from Customs saying they had found a package containing Medication from abroad which is Illegal?(????)
and that the Irish Medicines Board will be in touch soon. just wondering will i get fined for trying to do this or what will happean
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Old 11-11-2008, 09:42 PM
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Usually a written warning. If you are caught again, prosecution. Depends on what the drugs were.
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Old 12-11-2008, 11:14 AM
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What medicines was it?
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Old 12-11-2008, 11:26 AM
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My guess is viagra or the such..
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Old 13-11-2008, 06:18 PM
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Ha

You can't import perscription meds - thats silly!

you really don't know what is put into them. Can you not get a script off the doc?!
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Old 16-11-2008, 07:58 PM
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Usually a written warning. If you are caught again, prosecution. Depends on what the drugs were.
the drugs were 90 finasteride tablets they are use for cureing male hair baldness
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Old 16-11-2008, 07:59 PM
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What medicines was it?
the drugs were 90 finasteride tablets they are use for cureing male hair baldness
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Old 16-11-2008, 08:05 PM
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the drugs were 90 finasteride tablets they are use for cureing male hair baldness
Prescription only for male hair loss and prostate cancer - http://www.vhi.ie/hfiles/hf-817.jsp
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Old 16-11-2008, 08:52 PM
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is there an echo in here?
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Old 16-11-2008, 09:35 PM
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I got one myself. Ordered Seretide for asthmatic. Got a letter from Customs saying the goods were seized. I rang the number and quoted the reference number on the back. I got through to some brain dead idiot who harped on and on. He said theyll be sending out more info and a questionaire - i told him to keep it.
Looks like the pharamcists have it wrapped up. Typical of this country.
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Old 17-11-2008, 07:03 PM
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Over 60% of medicines purchased over the internet are fake or substandard, a report has revealed.

The report revealed that:
-95% of online pharmacies are operating illegally.
-94% of pharmacy websites do not have a named, verifiable pharmacist.
-Over 90% of websites supply prescription-only medicines without a prescription.
-86% of online pharmacy ‘approval stamps’ are fake.

People living in Ireland are not permitted to import - or have sent to them via the post – prescription-only medicines for personal use. It is vital that people understand they should not purchase medicines from internet sites. They should also understand there are possible health risks associated with using these products.

So, in short, if you dont have a licence, and things are picked up in the post, they will be stopped. You will lose the goods and may get a fine, or worse depending on the amount.
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Old 17-11-2008, 11:34 PM
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Default Re: Medication Seized by Customs: what is the law regarding buying meds over the Inte

Recently i took advantage of the cheap medication from abroad my self

4 weeks later i received a letter from Customs saying they had found a package containing Medication from abroad which is Illegal?(????)
and that the Irish Medicines Board will be in touch soon.they the drugs were 90 finasteride 1 mg tablets they are use for cureing male hair baldness just wondering will i get fined for trying to do this or what will happean
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Old 18-11-2008, 12:32 AM
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Why do you keep repeating your posts?
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Old 18-11-2008, 02:51 AM
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is there an echo in here?
Plural.
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Old 18-11-2008, 11:18 AM
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Why do you keep repeating your posts?
I think someone doesn't understand how the internet works.
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Old 18-11-2008, 11:37 AM
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Over 60% of medicines purchased over the internet are fake or substandard, a report has revealed.

The report revealed that:
-95% of online pharmacies are operating illegally.
I'd like to know who commissioned that report.

99% of online 'pharmacies' are probably spammers selling fake viagra or that herbal crap. I'm sure this must skew the results somewhat.
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