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Old Nov 4th 2017, 3:01 pm   #16
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This is in UK papers today and yesterday. Never do it.
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It’s treated as drug smuggling. They are on the banned list and it is published by the Department of Health etc. so can’t feign ignorance I’m afraid.
I am sure that she knew what she was doing. I am not sure that you can stratify bringing in illegal drugs but it isn't on the face of it on the same level as bringing in 100kg of heroin with obvious intent to supply to a large population.

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Tramadol the drug of choice nearly everywhere in the M.East as well, get caught with just one and it is jail time!
That's interesting. Are codeine based painkillers banned there? Tramadol is rarely used here in Canada but we can prescribe it. It is widely used in the UK and in America.
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Codeine based medication is restricted throughout the ME.
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Codeine based medication is restricted throughout the ME.
It’s a controlled substance in the US...I can buy over the counter meds containing codeine here in Canada and in the UK.

I remember reading about an Australian woman who took meds prescribed by her doctor containing codeine into Singapore. She was jailed and it took quite a while for the Aus. Government to negotiate her release.
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Old Nov 4th 2017, 8:23 pm   #20
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Codeine based medication is restricted throughout the ME.
So what do they use as a painkiller when something more than paracetamol or ibuprofen is required?

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It’s a controlled substance in the US...I can buy over the counter meds containing codeine here in Canada and in the UK.

I remember reading about an Australian woman who took meds prescribed by her doctor containing codeine into Singapore. She was jailed and it took quite a while for the Aus. Government to negotiate her release.
Re codeine in Canada, they are likely to remove Tylenol #1 OTC in the near future.
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Re codeine in Canada, they are likely to remove Tylenol #1 OTC in the near future.
Thanks for that info.
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It’s a controlled substance in the US...I can buy over the counter meds containing codeine here in Canada and in the UK.

I remember reading about an Australian woman who took meds prescribed by her doctor containing codeine into Singapore. She was jailed and it took quite a while for the Aus. Government to negotiate her release.
Yes, codeine's on the controlled substances list for Singapore and requires an import licence. I did some research before my last trip there, and subsequently applied for an import licence for two prescription drugs, Targin (oxycodone and naloxone) and Panadeine Forte (paracetamol and codeine). As well as completing an application form for the licence I had to supply a letter from my doctor confirming that I required the drugs, a copy of my passport and a copy of my itinerary.

Got a very nice email back from the Health Science Authority with my import licence for the Targin attached, but also advising that the amount of codeine in the Panadeine Forte was small enough not to require a licence.

I was glad I printed that email out because my carry-on bag was searched at Singapore airport and the customs officer wanted to see paperwork for both drugs.

Anyone who takes any type of drugs into another country without checking the rules is bonkers.
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[QUOTE=Stinkypup;12374760]So what do they use as a painkiller when something more than paracetamol or ibuprofen is required

If something stronger is needed you go to a doctor and get a prescription - not that difficult.
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You do need to be very careful, this is from Egypt and very very recent.

https://uk.yahoo.com/news/british-wo...093411352.html
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You do need to be very careful, this is from Egypt and very very recent.

https://uk.yahoo.com/news/british-wo...093411352.html
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[QUOTE=Stinkypup;12374760]So what do they use as a painkiller when something more than paracetamol or ibuprofen is required?



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I'm moving to Riyadh next month. I am prescribed Metformin & Atorvastatin (Type 2 Diabetic).... How do I go about bringing some into KSA? Or should I just get them in KSA?
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I'm moving to Riyadh next month. I am prescribed Metformin & Atorvastatin (Type 2 Diabetic).... How do I go about bringing some into KSA? Or should I just get them in KSA?
Check with British Embassy and Department of KSA Health. If you have documentation in order, there should be no problem. If you arrive laden down with prescription drugs with little paperwork then that’s not a good idea.
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