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 Do Answer because it’s a matter of life and death for a close family member.


Carl replies: Jess, the answer to your question goes well beyond my current knowledge about medications in Mexico. I’m posting your question here in the hope that someone else might be able to give you a good answer. In the meantime, if you haven’t already tried this I suggest using Goggle to search for clues. And… should you get an answer elsewhere, positive or negative, I’d appreciate it if you’d let us know as this could be quite helpful for others in a similar situation.