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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Ask Codo: Can you find Percocet and Oxycontin in Mexico?

One of the strangest drug policies in México is the almost total lack of “Opioid” type analgesic pain relievers. A check of Mexico’s pharmaceutical manufacturing lists reveals several Mexican owned and sub-licensed foreign firms do indeed produce narcotic drugs for prescription sales – but not for sale in México. Despite Mexico’s reputation as an easy place to buy pharmaceuticals, opioid pain relievers are as hard to get in México as weapons grade uranium is in the United States. Rumor has […]

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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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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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Tijuana Pharmacy?

Here’s a request from a reader that I hope one of you can lend a hand with: I live an hour north of TJ, and have tried the number for the pharmacy you posted and several others on Skype and tried several different ways, and keep getting invalid number message. Can you send ANY link the lists valid phone numbers for Tijuana pharmacies? Thanks for your help.-John Here’s my answer to John: I was hesitant in the first place about […]

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A List of Mexican Pharmacies?

I was wanting to know if there is any way to find actual pharmacies located in Mexico. I am not wanting an online pharmacy, I am wanting to find a pharmacy that I can contact by phone not just by email. If you have any suggestions please email me back.

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Buying controlled drugs

Rebecca asks: i would like to know if i can buy soma drug in ciudad acuna mexico ? i called my pharmist and ask him what class my meds were. and he said soma is not controlled. but yet he said they had to treat it like it was a controlled because of the F.D.A said thats the way it is . it doesnt make any since to me or him . thats decieveing the public. i read the paper […]

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Buying Medications In Mexico

Peoples Guide to Mexico == to read the full text of this and other important articles on medications, click on the link above.== Buying Controlled Medicines With A US Prescription by David “El Codo” Eidell Published March 2003 First of all the US prescription is invalid in Mexico, so flashing it in a farmacia or at a snooping policeman is next to worthless.

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