An unfortunate fact in America today is that there are still millions of people who do not have health insurance. Many of these people are suffering either from pain, various diseases, or simply chronic illnesses. They need to be able to buy prescription drugs at a fairly reasonable cost in order to maintain their health. Without insurance, the cost of drugs is stellar. This can lead many to turn to the option to buy prescription medication from foreign countries, either via the Internet or through networks of underground connections to pharmaceuticals overseas.
While many would say that desperate times lead to desperate measures, the process of buying these types of drugs illegally can have very serious implications. First off, purchasing such drugs is against US federal law, and can result in serious penalties, even jail time. But more importantly, the quality of the drugs purchased is usually compromised. Many times, the medication has already been expired, manufactured or stored in substandard places, or even made to be too strong or weak, which can cause serious repercussions.
In some cases, those who do have medical insurance may still find the cost of prescription drugs much too high. Those who live on the border of Mexico often find themselves traveling there to get their prescription filled in order to save money on costs. It is important to keep in mind that this can be a dangerous excursion. Customs has very stringent regulations on what can and cannot be carried across the borders. If you get caught carrying illegally purchased prescription drugs, the penalties can be very strict. As stated before, it’s also important to remember that most drugs manufactured on foreign soil are not created under the strict rules and regulations as set forth by the FDA. If you absolutely must buy prescription drugs via alternative methods, always be sure to do proper research to ensure your health and safety are not at risk.
Disclaimer: Cliff Schaffer does not personally endorse or support any of the comments made within the writings of this article.