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Is It Legal To Send Insulin In The Mail

Urgent: Sending Medicines From India To Usa

Urgent: Sending Medicines From India To Usa

URGENT: Sending medicines from India to USA Few weeks back, My parents left USA on visiting visa but left their Insulin medicines in our home. So, I need to send them ASAP to USA from Hyderabad. Also, please let me know who can take a small packet of 200gms to USA. Don't you think shipping the medicines is the fastest way? A bunch of medicines that are legal abroad may not be approved by the FDA for the US. Getting non-approved medicine into the US probably violates a bunch of rules. They may have to go to a doctor here and get a prescription. One can send medicines by post/courier with proper prescription along with authorization letter from concerned drug regulatory authority of that country. The declaration has to be clear. I should have informed you earlier before I subscribe to your suggestions. After few investigations, I came to know that we can't send any medicines to USA through courier (FedEx, USP and Speed Post). In fact, private players are willing to accept tablets in small quantity but not Insulin liquid bottles as per US regulatory norms. Finally, I came to know that It is only possible to send any medicines to USA in less quantity through our well wishers with prescription. So, my only hope is to request sincerely to send the medicines from well wishers who are immediately travelling to USA from India. Hope, someone will take the initiative to safely do the needful. Do you mean Insulin or oral antidiabetics? It might surprise you to know they can buy their medicine here with a prescription for a very reasonable price and it is even possible the source is from India. Well, if you are ok with the packages being interjected by CBP. They prevent mails from Canadian online pharmacies all the time. Medicines that are not approved in the US can not be sent her Continue reading >>

Legality Of Fedexing Controlled Substances [archive] - Straight Dope Message Board

Legality Of Fedexing Controlled Substances [archive] - Straight Dope Message Board

My son takes Adderall, which is classified as a controlled substance, he's vacationing with his father in California and hit an unexpected delay. They're going to be out of meds, and I'm running into a carnival funhouse experience trying to get a pharmacy there to dispense an emergency week's worth. His prescribing doc here can't make it happen, the pharmacy chain can't make it happen, can I fedex some to them? There's no national chain near you (Walgreens or whatever) where your son's doc can phone in a new 1-week prescription, for him to pick up at a location near him? I would worry that the meds may spend several hours in a hot van, and possibly lose potency or even undergo some chemical change. Perhaps you could have your doc call your son's father's doc (or any doc) in California, to explain the situation. Then the California doc can write the perscription. I believe that's common practice. Since it's a controlled substance, it can't be called in. Even if it could, apparently there's a problem with his doc being licensed to practice here, but not there. Because Michigan's rules about controlled stuff differ slightly from California's rules, it's all fubar. I talked with my insurance carrier about covering a visit to a California doc but it'd have to be a specialist, likely a psychiatrist with a pediatric practice, and trying to get a walk in appointment with Dr.Yellow Pages and get Dr.YP to agree with the diagnosis and script and write one.....oy this is not looking expedient. Hell, even doc's that have seen my son for years disagree about which prescriptions are necessary, my only hope would be getting the new doc to listen to the regular doc by phone and just agree to write the script. His doc agrees that FedEx might just be the best bet, and FedEx says they oft Continue reading >>

Is It Legal To Post Insulin From The Uk To The Netherlands?

Is It Legal To Post Insulin From The Uk To The Netherlands?

Diabetes Forum The Global Diabetes Community Find support, ask questions and share your experiences. Join the community Is it legal to post insulin from the UK to the Netherlands? Hi all. I am glad to report my levels are now stable since starting Humulin M3. I've worked out that 5 cartridges lasts me about 50 days. Now my problem is getting it abroad. I absolutely cannot afford to register over there at the moment, as my boyfriend is a student and we barely have money for food. I will be back here in 6 months for check ups and hopefully get more medication if my doctor says it's okay. I am seeing my GP on Monday to have a chat with him about it and see what he says. But I need a back up plan incase he says no. (to giving me enough until christmas). I am completely aware that insulin MUST NOT freeze or get too hot. England to Amsterdam is literally a 40 minute flight, and I know it -could- still freeze on this, so I'd probably send it by boat or in the euro tunnel if that's possible with cooler packs and/or necessary precautions. That isn't what I am concerned about. What I want to know is, is it LEGAL? Do you need a doctor's permission to post it? I also need Metformin, Micro-Fine 4mm pen needles, and test strips. Metformin and test strips not a massive deal to post, but I don't know what the rules are for needles and insulin. The needles are well protected and have caps on them, etc. As most of you who inject probably know already. I also will need sharps bins, but I'm pretty sure that you can just put your needles in a bag or container and take them to a pharmacy anywhere and ask them to dispose of them, no? Oh! And one other small question. I am now gaining weight on insulin! Exercising makes me hypo and then I have to consume more calories! What can I eat before b Continue reading >>

Texas Department Of State Health Services, Guidelines For Specimen Shipping And Mailing

Texas Department Of State Health Services, Guidelines For Specimen Shipping And Mailing

Cholesterol, Lipid Profile, Glucose, and Creatinine Packing Instructions and Diagram Required Specimen Type for Cholesterol, Lipid Profile, and Creatinine: Collect blood in a red top tube and allow to clot completely. Centrifuge the specimen to separate the serum from the clot within 2 hours of collection. Transfer the serum from the red top tube into the transport tube. Label the transport tube with the patients first and last name, and a secondary identifier, such as Date of Birth, medical record number, or Medicaid number. Store the labeled transport tube in the freezer (-20 degrees Celsius or lower) until ready to ship. Specimens collected in a gold top or serum separator tube must have the serum removed and transferred to the transport tube. Tubes with gel separators are not intended to be frozen. Collect blood in a red top tube and allow to clot completely. Centrifuge the specimen to separate the serum from the clot within 2 hours of collection. Transfer the serum from the red top tube into the transport tube. Label the transport tube with the patients first and last name, and a secondary identifier, such as Date of Birth, medical record number, or Medicaid number. Store the labeled transport tube in the freezer (-20 degrees Celsius or lower) until ready to ship. Specimens collected in a gold top or serum separator tube must have the serum removed and transferred to the transport tube. Tubes with gel separators are not intended to be frozen. Clearly label each specimen with the patients first and last name as written on the submission form. Pre-printed patient labels used for specimen identification must match the patients name on the submission form. Submit a submission form for each patient with corresponding specimen tube. Retain a copy of the submission form Continue reading >>

Can You Send Insulin Through The Mail?

Can You Send Insulin Through The Mail?

My boyfriend is diabetic in England and he's supposed to visit me in America. He will be here for a while so he will need insulin. I know he can take some on the plane but he will need more. Are you sure you want to delete this answer? He can take 90 days supply which technically is the longest he's allowed to stay in the US without a work visa. If he's taking type n and type r which is enough for all insulin treatments, he can buy it without a prescription in the States. If he uses a pump, he uses type r ( note they are starting to release brands specifically for pumps but the brands are just to increase their profits ). I used to order insulin through the mail, one pharmacy shipped it in small styrofoam coolers with ice bags, another wrapped the insulin with ice bags wrapped in bubble wrap for insulation. If you know a diabetic, see if they have any of those ice bags floating around. The insulin in both cases were in ziplock bags to keep them dry. Note: the ice bags were not frozen, they're there to moderate the temperature. Shipping medications into the States isn't allowed by the FDA because although it may be the same medication as in the states, it hasn't gone through the FDA approval process and therefore is not considered safe. Therefore you risk the insulin being seized if you mail it. He should just bring what he needs and say it's a 90 day supply and he should take out a traveler's insurance policy including medical. Keep in mind that unless he has something like a H-1 visa, staying longer than 90 days makes him an illegal alien. If he needs more than 90 days then he needs to talk to an immigration lawyer. In the mail, there is no guarantee of the environment where the packages will be stored. The belly hold of many planes can reach freezing during transatla Continue reading >>

Mailing Insulin...packaging Questions

Mailing Insulin...packaging Questions

This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More. What's the best way to package insulin (for mailing) to make sure it's kept cool but doesn't freeze? The way it comes to me from the pharmacy is in a styrofoam cooler with frozen gel packs. I actualyl kept the last styrofoam case just incase we ever need it for something like this. I haven't done mail orders for our insulin so far, only the local pharmacy. I'm going to be shipping out some extra that I have. I want to make sure it gets there in good shape. I think I can come up with a styrofoam box. The frozen gel packs--are these like the ones for first aid use? Ours always comes in a small box and inside of a baggie, and another baggie with 2 ice packs in it.. We have never had it freeze and most of the time when we get it the ice packs are not frozen anymore, but it's never been a problem.. I haven't done mail orders for our insulin so far, only the local pharmacy. I'm going to be shipping out some extra that I have. I want to make sure it gets there in good shape. I think I can come up with a styrofoam box. The frozen gel packs--are these like the ones for first aid use? These are the ones my shipments come with (the first one). I'm not sure the first-aid kind would stay cold long enough. Continue reading >>

Has Anyone Sent Insulin Via Fedex/ups Etc? - British Expats

Has Anyone Sent Insulin Via Fedex/ups Etc? - British Expats

Has anyone sent insulin via Fedex/UPS etc? Has anyone sent insulin via Fedex/UPS etc? Following on from a previous question about moving to the USA with diabetes as a pre-existing condition and the problem of getting medical insurance, I was looking into the possibility of getting a friend to buy the insulin for me in the UK and then send it by overnight courier in a special cool bag to ensure the insulin stays cold. Has anyone done such a thing successfully? Is is OK/legal to send medicine like this? I've asked a couple of courier companies, but I haven't had a reply yet. Re: Has anyone sent insulin via Fedex/UPS etc? I would doubt its legality ... I have no basis in fact for this other than its always a pain to move drugs across borders. Re: Has anyone sent insulin via Fedex/UPS etc? Clearly states on the fedex instructions, no liquids. Re: Has anyone sent insulin via Fedex/UPS etc? Here are 2 companies based in london that I have looked into for when I hopefully move to the states Pharmacyacrossthepond toll free 1-877-266-6609 Re: Has anyone sent insulin via Fedex/UPS etc? If you can get someone to send it, good luck, because it's illegal....chances of getting caught? slim perhaps, but it's why drugs from Canada get stung. When I was born I was so surprised I didn't talk for a year and a half. ~ Gracie Allen You can only be young once. But you can always be immature. ~ Dave Barry Immigrants should be tarred and feathered....Yes, I like it kinky. Re: Has anyone sent insulin via Fedex/UPS etc? If you can get someone to send it, good luck, because it's illegal....chances of getting caught? slim perhaps, but it's why drugs from Canada get stung. I thought Canada could send 3 months at a time. Or at least that's what I saw on one Canada pharmacy, Or are you saying becaus Continue reading >>

Shipping Cgm And Insulin Pump Supplies Internationally

Shipping Cgm And Insulin Pump Supplies Internationally

When we arrived back to our hotel after tracking mountain gorillas in Rwanda, I received a much-anticipated email. The subject line was simply “Success!,” and it brought the wonderful news that my diabetes supplies were successfully picked up from DHL by a very kind friend of ours. It made an already great day that much better, as I had waited on pins-and-needles for the last week to hear this news. My supplies (including OmniPod pods and CGM sensors) were stuck in limbo with Spanish customs for a week. Apparently, Spain requires an importer license for this supplies, which I do not have. To get them through, my husband and I spent a week in Rwanda placing calls over Viber to Spanish DHL and customs representatives, trying to communicate through broken Spanish and dropped phone calls. This shipment was part of my original packing plan, to carry three-months of diabetes supplies on me at a time and have re-supplies either shipped to me or carted on a plane with one of our visitors during the year. Three months into our trip, we stopped in the U.S. for a close friend’s wedding and I picked up supplies then. Six months into our trip, I needed my first shipment and asked my mother to ship this round of supplies to Spain. Peter and I were going to stay with friends in Mallorca, Spain, so I had a reliable address to ship to. What I learned If I could go back and revise my packing plan for this year of travel, I would have done everything possible to avoid shipping these supplies in the first place. I would have carried nine-months of supplies with me when we stopped back in the U.S. at month three of our trip. Knowing that several thousand dollars of medical supplies are in a box somewhere in a foreign country, without a guarantee you’ll be able to receive them or shi Continue reading >>

Sending Insulin Abroad

Sending Insulin Abroad

Diabetes Forum The Global Diabetes Community Find support, ask questions and share your experiences. Join the community My son is working in China and wants me to send him more insulin pens to Hong Kong where he goes to see friends regularly.I have found a courier service who can do it but they cannot confirm the package will not go in the hold of the plane, as it will freeze in there it will be useless ANY IDEAS PLEASE Wouldn't it be easier for your son to buy insulin pens in Hong Kong? If he's working overseas for longer than 6 months, the NHS is not supposed to supply free prescription items. If he's employed, then perhaps his employer can help by getting a fellow employer to carry insulin pens in their hand luggage. All cargo, unless sent by specialist air freight carrier will be exposed to cargo hold conditions. The only way to ensure this does not happen is to take it has hand luggage with all the restraints on what you can carry as hand luggage or send it by a specialist carrier using temperature controlled cargo aircraft. There are not many of those but your UK insulin retailer should be able to advise you of those that accept small packages. What with the purchase price and the insured cost of a specialist carrier, you both would be far better off buying locally from somewhere like Stanley's in Stanley Plaza or the large chain of Watsons and from what I remember most are open 7 days early 'til late. Continue reading >>

How To Ship Foods With Dry Ice

How To Ship Foods With Dry Ice

Dry ice is often used as a shipping agent for perishable foods. If you're shipping perishables, you can pack them with dry ice to make sure they stay fresh on their trip! If you want to ship food with dry ice, buy some at your local grocery store, and make sure to wear gloves while you handle the dry ice. Wrap your food in plastic or paper to protect it, then use newspaper or cellulose and thick layers of Styrofoam to pack the food and the dry ice tightly together in a durable box. Keep track of how much dry ice you used in your package, since youll need to know that to fill out the shipping paperwork. For help labeling your package, read on! Purchase packages of dry ice. Before you can pack materials using dry ice, you'll have to purchase some. You can buy packages of dry ice at most butcher shops and grocery stores. Some UPS stores or FedEx stores may sell dry ice. [1] Get the right quality material for packing. Once you've obtained dry ice, you need material to pack it safely. Dry ice releases carbon dioxide, which can be hazardous if released through the package rupturing. A rupture can be caused by pressure pushed down on a package during shipments. Therefore, the material you use should allows the release of some pressure. [2] You can use good quality fiberboard, also known as corrugated cardboard, which you can purchase online or at a local hardware store. You can also use plastic or wooden boxes to ship with dry ice. Do not use steel drums or jerrycans to ship dry ice. Add a layer of Styrofoam to the box. It's a good idea to layer the box with Styrofoam. Some even advise mailing the box in a Styrofoam cooler, which you would then place inside another container. Make sure the Styrofoam you use is at least 2 inches thick in length. Take precautions when handling Continue reading >>

Mailing Cannabis - Best Practices

Mailing Cannabis - Best Practices

There are several simple rules about mailing cannabis. Here they are: It is debatable if shipping marijuana within your home state is illegal. However, there is no debate that shipping weed from one state to another is definitely illegal. Functionally, shipping small quantities of pot, in the vast majority of cases is not a major offense. There are still examples of people being crucified for the illegal possession of marijuana in the US. Having a valid Cannabis ID Card (420 medical patient) is a good idea because if law enforcement is involved, they tend to be lenient on medical patients, as opposed to stoners. Use USPS rather than a big courier. Couriers can open anything, anytime, but USPS need a warrant and are extremely unlikely to investigate small, well wrapped (no smell) packages. Have a medical marijuana card. If there are issues, medical patients can receive better treatment. Don't ship more than an ounce at a time. If you're inclined to gamble, maybe 4 ounces tops. Pounds are reserved for the experienced drug dealer, so stay away from scoring a year's supply on one go. Triple wrap weed in watertight zip lock bags. Mail to a secure location and don't mention your name on the contents. Marijuana edibles and concentrates is harder to detect than whole marijuana bud. In states with full marijuana legalization (Colorado, Washington, Michigan, and California), mail order marijuana entrepreneurs feel safe to ship you marijuana if youre a resident of that state or a person who otherwise legally qualifies to buy marijuana there. A quick question that I hope has not been exhaustively covered elsewhere (a quick search yielded no satisfying results); How much risk do you estimate there is in mailing (USPS, UPS or FedEx) seeds to yourself. And is there a preferred means Continue reading >>

Insulin By Mail

Insulin By Mail

My by-mail pharmacy now wants me to order my insulin through the mail. I'm wary of this as I live in Houston and 1) My mailman stinks; 2) It's very hot here in the summertime and I don't want my insulin to sit in the mailbox all day until I get home. I called Medco to see how it's shipped and they said they have a strict protocol for shipping in different climates. Can anyone speak to ordering insulin through the mail and any problems they've had? D.D. Family T1 Since 2006, Omnipod Since 2007 medco ship it "next day by noon" in an insulated bag with multiple cold packs surrounding the boxes of vials. i have never had any problem with them My Insulin is shipped next day in a mini styrofoam cooler with ice packs in it. The ice packs are seperated by air cushions so that they don't touch and so that the insulin doesn't freeze. Someone has to accept it upon delivery as well or else it doesn't just get dropped off on my doorstep. My insurance is pretty good about it being delivered as well. Insulin (avg): 19.8 U (35% bolus); CHO (avg): 87g; BG (avg): 97 mg/dl; SD: 31 Tests (avg): 5.1; High: 168; Low: 51; highs>140: 3; lows<70: 10 D.D. Family Type 1 since 2002, pumper since 2004 Before my insurance changed, I had Medco and the ice packs were never even half thawed by the time they got to me. Any chance you can have them delivered to work? That's what I did. My Diabetes blog , Personal Blog or my diabetes365 pictures "I did then what I knew how to do. Now that I know better, I do better." we've ordered temp sensitive vaccines for my child through medco (rsv vaccine) and they always shipped it in dry ice...never had a problem with it-the ice was still ice when we got it-never received it ruined or what ever....my BIL (before he passed away) received his insulin through the VA Continue reading >>

Do You Have Extra Diabetes Supplies You No Longer Need?

Do You Have Extra Diabetes Supplies You No Longer Need?

By Nicole Kofman and Kelly Close Twitter Summary: Learn how you can donate your unused diabetes supplies to help save peoples lives around the world: donate at this link. Before insulin was discovered in 1921, a diabetes diagnosis was often a death sentence. Nearly 100 years later, it still is in many places on our planet. This is particularly true in less developed parts of the world, where hundreds of thousands of people with diabetes don’t have access to the most basic life-saving resources that we often take for granted: insulin, strips, and meters. There are several organizations dedicated to bringing these resources to people across the world with diabetes – Life for a Child, Insulin for Life, Team Type 1 Foundation, and Marjorie’s Fund are just a few. We were fortunate to sit down recently with Dr. Mark and Carol Atkinson, President and Director of Insulin For Life USA (IFL USA), to learn more about their work and how people can get involved. We hugely support the work of IFL USA, which gathers unused diabetes supplies from the U.S. and sends them, free of charge, to people in need in disadvantaged regions. You can learn how to donate your unused supplies (insulin, strips, and more) at this link, and read below why and how IFL USA came to be. What amazing efforts the Atkinsons are making – and this is in addition to all that Dr. Atkinson is already doing at the University of Florida and with the nPOD Program. The Problem As Dr. Atkinson outlined in a recent highly praised piece published in the research journal The Lancet, there are several barriers to accessing diabetes supplies, including: High cost of insulin and blood glucose test strips; Insufficient health system resources applied to diabetes; Lack of diabetes education; and Lack of home refrigerati Continue reading >>

Sending Insulin In The Mail(can/us)

Sending Insulin In The Mail(can/us)

Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please,join our community todayto contribute and support the site. This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies. Hey guys, I have a question about shipping insulin that I haven't really been able to find much info on. Does anyone have any info about shipping insulin in the mail, possibly from Canada to the US? My next step would be to contact Can Post and USPS, but it's Friday night and I doubt anyone is there to answer. The reason I ask is I have a few extra boxes of Lantus that I'd be happy to send to a friend who doesn't have insurance as comprehensive as mine, and give them a bit of a break($125 out of pocket for pen fills - yikes). So if anyone has any experience, please share, so I could have some idea of what to expect if I were to go that route. Hey guys, I have a question about shipping insulin that I haven't really been able to find much info on. Does anyone have any info about shipping insulin in the mail, possibly from Canada to the US? My next step would be to contact Can Post and USPS, but it's Friday night and I doubt anyone is there to answer. The reason I ask is I have a few extra boxes of Lantus that I'd be happy to send to a friend who doesn't have insurance as comprehensive as mine, and give them a bit of a break($125 out of pocket for pen fills - yikes). So if anyone has any experience, please share, so I could have some idea of what to expect if I were to go that route. My insulin is shipped to me from my mail order pharmacy, and from what I see that they do, you might need to think about the cost of the shipping. The insulin that I get is packaged in a small styrofoam cooler with ice packs in the cooler to keep the insulin cold. They don't use the blue ice packs, they use water ic Continue reading >>

Is It Legal To Ship Liquids Via Usps?

Is It Legal To Ship Liquids Via Usps?

By Alexander Knoll - Updated June 16, 2017 Employees of the United States Postal Service, or USPS, are trained to ask customers whether the package they are shipping contains anything liquid, hazardous, perishable or breakable. This determines whether additional precautions will be necessary during the mailing process. It is legal to ship liquids via USPS, as long as you follow the proper guidelines. Nonflammable, nonhazardous liquids are acceptable to mail, if sealed inside a waterproof container. The outer container with the address label should also be strong and securely sealed. Mark the outer container as containing liquid, so that postal staff are aware of the contents inside. Do not ship liquids sealed with only a friction-top, or push-down, seal. This type of seal is common in paint cans. Steel cans and drums are both permitted containers for liquids. Corrosives, defined as any liquid or solid that destroys or alters human skin tissue or steel upon contact, cannot be shipped through USPS international mail. Liquid corrosives can be shipped domestically, as long as they are part of a mixture that contains 15 percent or less corrosive material. If shipped via air, the shipper must declare them on a form for dangerous goods. Flammable liquids (including cigarette lighters) are also prohibited via international and air mail, but are allowed via ground mail depending on the flashpoint of the particular liquid. Gasoline is prohibited under all circumstances. Ship liquids in a container sealed with a screw-on top turned at least one and a half times, with a clip or by soldering. If the liquid is in a breakable container with a capacity of more than 4 fluid ounces, cushion it with material that can absorb the liquid in case the container breaks. Place the breakable con Continue reading >>

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