Best Ride from Mexico City to SMA?

First class Mexican bus.

  A reader writes: I’m flying into Mexico City August 1st and going to San Miguel de Allende. I’ve found two different ways of getting there and wondered if there might be a better one or which of the two is the best. There’s a bus from the airport to Queretero and a cab from there to SMA. Or, I could take a cab to to Central Norte Bus Station and catch a bus direct to SMA. I was also […]

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Can the PG Help with Pain Meds?

  A reader writes: I have a fracture at l5-s1 all documented and having trouble getting pills for Paine. Can you help? editor responds: Thanks for reading. I’m so sorry you are in pain, but we can not help. It’s actually more difficult to get opioid pain meds in Mexico than it is in the United States. For more info on the ins-and-outs of buying pharmecuedicals in Mexico, we turn, as usual, to our resident-expert-on-so-many-things, El Codo. And on that […]

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Buying Medications in Mexico: El Codo's 2013 Update

¡Hijole! How time flies when you’re having fun south of the border. It’s been a dozen years since I wrote my first series of articles on purchasing medicines in México. I look in the mirror and my reflection fairly screams “Senior Citizen!” Medications I once wrote about from a spectator’s perspective are now part of my life and require a goodly part of my monthly budget. Perhaps it is time to take a deep breath and peek at what has […]

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La Configuración Perfecta

Mexican police badge, DF.

Having lived in Mexico long enough to know when to be cautious, I prefer to take time to protect myself against various irritating potential eventualities. Such was the case when I journeyed to a small Mexican city to visit my doctor and obtain prescription medicines. Now, this isn’t a tourist city in the least, more of an industrial one. But I knew the downtown area well and decided to park my large camper pickup truck in front of a trinket […]

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FAQ: Medications & Health Care In Mexico

The pros-and-cons of purchasing medications and health care in Mexico has turned into a major topic on this blog and also on our main People’s Guide To Mexico website.  For that reason I’ll now publish medication and health related questions and answers here, so if the topic interests you, please subscribe to the Comments in order to be notified of new posts. March 1, 2010 Carl & Lorena, Thanks for publishing your excellent website “The People’s Guide to Mexico”. I […]

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Mexico Promotes Medical Tourism

An article in the online English newspaper The News (Mexico City) describes how Mexico intends to promote medical tourism.  Though their present focus is on hispanic communities I’m sure anyone interested in saving money on health care can take advantage of this program. Medical Tourism In Mexico Set To Expand – Mexico The federal Tourism Secretariat presented on Feb. 17 its new initiative to rejuvenate medical tourism in the country, expecting 650,000 visitors, who will spend $US50 million by 2020. […]

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Mexico For Non-FDA Drugs?

Here’s a headscratcher question about medications in Mexico that just came in via email: I just read your online advice on buying prescription medication in Mexico. There is, however, one big question that I hope you can answer. Is it possible to obtain medicines in Mexico that are not yet FDA approved in the U.S.? Do you know of any resources that where I could look up the drug I’m interested in…for Mexico or other foreign countries? Many thanks, Please […]

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Mexico Border Towns For Medications?

Carl and Lorena,
 My husband and I are now currently pharmaceutically challenged. We are interested in your information about purchasing medicines from Mexico but have very little experience “across the border”. We are currently living in Texas and can get to Mexico at different border cities. After we get there is a different story, are there other people we can meet up with to give us advice about the process other than the information you shared on your website? How […]

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Mazatlan Dentist

Gary writes:   Hello! I found you through a Google search today and was interested in dental work while on vacation in Mazatlan. I need to have 2 implants done on my lower left back teeth but cannot afford the charges from my local dentist. I have Delta Dental insurance but only $1300 left in coverage for this year.  Can you recommend a dentist for me to contact? I am flying down May 13th with my wife and sister….she also […]

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