Medication Seized by Customs: what is the law regarding buying meds over the Internet

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  1. thefires

    thefires Registered User

    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
     
  2. mathepac

    mathepac Frequent Poster

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    You can take it that you won't get your shipment. A licence is required to import prescription medications.
     
  3. rob30

    rob30 Frequent Poster

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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!
     
  4. ajapale

    ajapale Moderator

    Re: Medication Seized by Customs: what is the law regarding buying meds over the Inte

    Have a look here: irishhealth.com as far as I know importing prescription drugs into Ireland without a licence is illegal.
     
  5. willam26

    willam26 Guest

    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. just wondering will i get fined for trying to do this or what will happean
     
  6. bond-007

    bond-007 Frequent Poster

    Re: Medication Seized by Customs: what is the law regarding buying meds over the Inte

    Usually a written warning. If you are caught again, prosecution. Depends on what the drugs were.
     
  7. Smashbox

    Smashbox Frequent Poster

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    What medicines was it?
     
  8. chrisboy

    chrisboy Frequent Poster

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    My guess is viagra or the such..
     
  9. Smashbox

    Smashbox Frequent Poster

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    :D

    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?!
     
  10. willam26

    willam26 Guest

    Re: Medication Seized by Customs: what is the law regarding buying meds over the Inte

    the drugs were 90 finasteride tablets they are use for cureing male hair baldness
     
  11. willam26

    willam26 Guest

    Re: Medication Seized by Customs: what is the law regarding buying meds over the Inte

    the drugs were 90 finasteride tablets they are use for cureing male hair baldness
     
  12. mathepac

    mathepac Frequent Poster

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    Prescription only for male hair loss and prostate cancer - http://www.vhi.ie/hfiles/hf-817.jsp
     
  13. rmelly

    rmelly Guest

    Re: Medication Seized by Customs: what is the law regarding buying meds over the Inte

    is there an echo in here?
     
  14. Killter

    Killter Frequent Poster

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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.
     
  15. Smashbox

    Smashbox Frequent Poster

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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.
     
  16. willam26

    willam26 Guest

    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
     
  17. steph1

    steph1 Frequent Poster

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    Why do you keep repeating your posts?
     
  18. mathepac

    mathepac Frequent Poster

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    Plural.
     
  19. bond-007

    bond-007 Frequent Poster

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    I think someone doesn't understand how the internet works. ;)
     
  20. z103

    z103 Guest

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    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.
     
  21. Smashbox

    Smashbox Frequent Poster

    Re: Medication Seized by Customs: what is the law regarding buying meds over the Inte

    Ah I can't remember, I found it on google!

    William, we seen you the first time! You are not allowed to import prescription drugs, are the ones you imported prescription?
     
  22. mathepac

    mathepac Frequent Poster

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    He can't post and you can't read, what a quality thread. :rolleyes:
     
  23. Smashbox

    Smashbox Frequent Poster

    Re: Medication Seized by Customs: what is the law regarding buying meds over the Inte

    Its called sarcasm
     
  24. mathepac

    mathepac Frequent Poster

    Re: Medication Seized by Customs: what is the law regarding buying meds over the Inte

    This is called sarcasm.
     
  25. willam26

    willam26 Guest

    Re: Medication Seized by Customs: what is the law regarding buying meds over the Inte

    yeah as far as i know they are prescription .but when to the doctor a said i did not wanta go blad but he told me they will cost me 100 euro a month to buy the tablets i said no way .so thats why i tried to buy theam on line but did not work out
     
  26. ajapale

    ajapale Moderator

    Re: Medication Seized by Customs: what is the law regarding buying meds over the Inte

    Thead Locked
     
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