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    Ok. I'll bite and will probably get hammered for this.

    If you are uninsured (and sometimes even if you are insured), I can highly recommend 1drugstore-online.com. It's a very legitimate Thai mail-order pharmacy; no prescription needed. I have been dealing with them for 3+ yrs, and no complaints.

    Case #1: I daily take Singulair, which, in the US, is a patented leukotriene inhibitor and under BSBCGA (PPO) requires a co-pay of $60 for a 30 day regimen. Montair-10 by the Indian pharma giant CIPLA runs $109 for 100 days. You do the math; understand that India does not recognize pharmaceutical drug patents.

    Case #2: Compare prices for generic and name-brand Zofran. Because of patent-protection in the US, the generic is not available. A 30-day dose here in the US sells for $800+ w/ a concomitant co-pay.

    If you don't have comprehensive health insurance (and, sometimes, even if you do), 1drugstore-online.com might be worth a try.

    /M

    P.S.: I have bought numerous other medicines (antibiotics, antivirals, the blue, fun pill, etc.) through them. However, please note that my background is that of a PhD-level chemist working in pharmaceutical drug development. Please do not try to self-medicate; see your GP instead.
    Last edited by matthias; 08-21-06, 12:04 AM.

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    Nothing wrong with saving a buck whenever possible....Especially with the way the ridiculous prices we have to pay for meds here in the U.S as apposed to other countries, and the prices seem to be going higher and higher... it's pretty sad when our older generation has to spend $500.00-600.00 of the $1000.00 they get from SSI to pay for the portion of thier RX that is not covered by Medicare...

    Threres an old saying "the lord givith and the lord taketh away...
    In the case of meds its more like " The Goverment Givith and the Goverment Taketh away".......

    Hopefully this will all change in Nov 08 !!!!!!!!!
    Moffitt Cancer Institute
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    Diagnosed/Left I/O 9/18/2004--Non-Seminoma/Stage IIIC--3X B.E.P chemo--3X T.I.P. Salvage chemo---Abdominal [email protected] 34cmX 24.5cmX 17.5cm---4/19/2005 --RPLND/Left Kidney,8 1/2lb Abdominal tumor,42 nodes removed---7/16/2005 Remission/Surveillance---Severe Peripheral Neuropathy--

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    • #3
      I'm all for saving money on medication but my concern with certain foreign manufactures is the reliability of their manufacturing processes. I would hate to see anybody trade efficacy for dollars.
      Last edited by dadmo; 08-23-06, 09:19 AM.
      Son Jason diagnosed 4/30/04, stage III. Right I/O 4/30/04. Graduated College 5/13/04. 4XEP 6/7/04 - 8/13/04. Full open RPLND 10/13/04. All Clear since.

      Treated by Dr. Rakowski of Midland Park, NJ. Visited Sloan Kettering for protocol advice. RPLND done at Sloan Kettering.

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      • #4
        Dadmo,

        regarding, "...my concern with certain foreign manufactures is the reliability of there [their] manufacturing processes."

        What about Porsche, Mercedes, Toyota, etc? What about all the newborns conceived by the other 5.8b ppl in this world? You get my drift.


        /M

        Originally posted by dadmo
        I'm all for saving money on medication but my concern with certain foreign manufactures is the reliability of there manufacturing processes. I would hate to see anybody trade efficacy for dollars.

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        • #5
          The only caveat, I have to add to my original post: (i) if your shipment gets confiscated by US customs (and in support of profit margins for big pharma), you might be out-of-luck; never happened to me though in 20+ shipments; (ii) seems 1drugstore-online.com is pulling back on making several key medicines, not available generically in the US, available to us (US): Viagra and Platinol come to mind.



          Originally posted by Don
          Nothing wrong with saving a buck whenever possible....Especially with the way the ridiculous prices we have to pay for meds here in the U.S as apposed to other countries, and the prices seem to be going higher and higher... it's pretty sad when our older generation has to spend $500.00-600.00 of the $1000.00 they get from SSI to pay for the portion of thier RX that is not covered by Medicare...

          Threres an old saying "the lord givith and the lord taketh away...
          In the case of meds its more like " The Goverment Givith and the Goverment Taketh away".......

          Hopefully this will all change in Nov 08 !!!!!!!!!

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          • #6
            Originally posted by matthias
            What about Porsche, Mercedes, Toyota, etc? What about all the newborns conceived by the other 5.8b ppl in this world? You get my drift.
            Dadmo didn't say all foreign manufacturers; he said certain foreign manufacturers. It's likely he assumed the scope of the discussion is drug manufacturers, besides.
            Scott, [email protected]
            right inguinal orchiectomy 6/5/2003 > nonseminoma, stage I > surveillance > L-RPLND 6/24/2005 for recurrence, suspected teratoma but found seminoma, stage II > chylous ascites until 9/2005 > surveillance and "all clear" since


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            • #7
              matthias:
              I'm sure most foreign drug manufactures produce medications that are up to "American Standards". My only point is don't shop based on price alone. I take 12 supplements a day, I would have no problem getting some from Europe or Canada but I would avoid North Korea even if it saved me 80%. That was my only point yes save money but be smart about it.
              Son Jason diagnosed 4/30/04, stage III. Right I/O 4/30/04. Graduated College 5/13/04. 4XEP 6/7/04 - 8/13/04. Full open RPLND 10/13/04. All Clear since.

              Treated by Dr. Rakowski of Midland Park, NJ. Visited Sloan Kettering for protocol advice. RPLND done at Sloan Kettering.

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              • #8
                My Toyota Sienna is made in Indiana.
                My Friend's Chrysler is made over-seas - in some eastern county.
                My Mom's Volkswagon Jetta (German) is made in Mexico.
                Our Chevy -- okay, got me here - its made in the US as expected.

                Dadmo's point is -- just make sure you are getting what you THINK you are getting. I did see a report on Dateline (undercover) about fake pills packages in real packaging. Very interesting - but as real as these things looked and felt, they said they could end up at your local Pharmacy.

                I do agree (from prior experience) that some over-seas meds are perfectly legit. Just know your meds so if you take a placebo, you will know!!
                James,
                Stage IIIa Seminoma
                4x BEP Completed 2/14/05
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                • #9
                  T Pharmacies!

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                  Originally posted by matthias
                  Ok. I'll bite and will probably get hammered for this.

                  If you are uninsured (and sometimes even if you are insured), I can highly recommend 1drugstore-online.com. It's a very legitimate Thai mail-order pharmacy; no prescription needed. I have been dealing with them for 3+ yrs, and no complaints.

                  Case #1: I daily take Singulair, which, in the US, is a patented leukotriene inhibitor and under BSBCGA (PPO) requires a co-pay of $60 for a 30 day regimen. Montair-10 by the Indian pharma giant CIPLA runs $109 for 100 days. You do the math; understand that India does not recognize pharmaceutical drug patents.

                  Case #2: Compare prices for generic and name-brand Zofran. Because of patent-protection in the US, the generic is not available. A 30-day dose here in the US sells for $800+ w/ a concomitant co-pay.

                  If you don't have comprehensive health insurance (and, sometimes, even if you do), 1drugstore-online.com might be worth a try.

                  /M

                  P.S.: I have bought numerous other medicines (antibiotics, antivirals, the blue, fun pill, etc.) through them. However, please note that my background is that of a PhD-level chemist working in pharmaceutical drug development. Please do not try to self-medicate; see your GP instead.
                  YOUR THAI PHARMACY DOSN'T DELIVER T PRODUCTS TO THE U.S. OF A! ANYONE KNOW OF ONE THAT DOES?

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                  • #10
                    That's because testosterone is a controlled substance in the US under the Anabolic Steroid Control Act.

                    Originally posted by NIGHTHAWK
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                    YOUR THAI PHARMACY DOSN'T DELIVER T PRODUCTS TO THE U.S. OF A! ANYONE KNOW OF ONE THAT DOES?

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by matthias
                      That's because testosterone is a controlled substance in the US under the Anabolic Steroid Control Act.
                      OH! YOU MUST LIVE OUTSIDE THE U.S. CAN YA ORDER SOME FOR ME AND MAIL IT TO ME?

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                      • #12
                        You've got to be kidding.
                        Scott, [email protected]
                        right inguinal orchiectomy 6/5/2003 > nonseminoma, stage I > surveillance > L-RPLND 6/24/2005 for recurrence, suspected teratoma but found seminoma, stage II > chylous ascites until 9/2005 > surveillance and "all clear" since


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                        • #13
                          laughing my butt off
                          diagnosed 01/15/2005 bi-lateral seminoma stage IIa,4cm lymph node, right I/O & partial left I/O mar/2005, 18 days of radiation, remaining left I/O- aug/2005, surveillance, Wife did IVF oct/2005, DAD OF BABY GIRL born 08-02-2006!!! testosterone implants May 2008

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                          • #14
                            All out of testosterone,but we have a HECK of a deal on Generic Acetaminophene right now !
                            Dec/04-Right I/O-nonseminoma (95%E/C),Stage 1, surveillance
                            Nov/05- 2.2 cm lymph node= Stage II A
                            Nov/05 -Jan/06-3 x BEP
                            Jan/06 -Surveillance



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                            • #15
                              I like to go through friendly emails to find my online pharmacies.
                              Aged 23 ;; 09/06 left I/O ;; Markers normal ;; 100% Seminoma Stage 1. ;; 10x8x16mm & 7x7x8mm ;; rete testis invasion. ;; no vascular invasion. ;; surveillance. ;; HRT.

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