A reader writes: Can I get a narcotic in Mexico without prescription? Editor replies: Short answer: No. In fact it’s difficult to get narcotic pain meds in Mexico even with a prescription. See El Codo’s definitive remarks on the issue.
editor’s notes: El Codo and Dobie left some great advice in the comments, so I’ve updated this post to include some info from those who have actually survived dengue. Milenio reports that Mexico may be the first country to approve a vaccination against dengue fever. In the past few years, Mexico has been taking decisive action to prevent the spread of dengue. For example, in Taumalipas the state government recently allocated 80 million pesos to combat aedes aegypti, the mosquito […]
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 […]
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 […]
¡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 […]
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 […]