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Old 10-23-2020, 03:03 PM
 
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Most of our generics come from India anyway. I got tired of waiting for Zantac to come back on the market so I found a site that sells the Indian version of it which they call Aciloc and sent $30 to someone with an Indian name for a 3 month supply with paypal.
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Old 10-23-2020, 03:24 PM
 
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Not something I would do. Let us know how it works out .
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Old 10-23-2020, 03:29 PM
 
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I found a lab that will test it for NDMA. For $185!
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Old 10-24-2020, 05:34 PM
 
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I hope it turns out to be what you think it is...
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Old 10-25-2020, 06:55 PM
 
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I was in India several years ago and needed some OTC meds. The desk clerk at the hotel told me to go to an office building on the next street and go to office 403 (or something like that).

I knocked on the door and it was opened by a young man in his twenties who asked what I needed. I told him the Indian equivalent of the drug (again from the desk clerk). He told me how much it would cost. I said Ok and we had our transaction. I handed over the money (very cheap) and he handed me the drugs on a blister pack.

I felt like I was in an episode of Breaking Bad. I never took the drugs. I threw them out. Too nervous.
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Old 10-25-2020, 07:18 PM
 
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Most of our generics come from India anyway. I got tired of waiting for Zantac to come back on the market so I found a site that sells the Indian version of it which they call Aciloc and sent $30 to someone with an Indian name for a 3 month supply with paypal.



Where do you think that the bad Zantac came from in the first place?


Yes, lots of meds come from India, but I sure as hell wouldn't order directly from there. If they find bad batches, they repackage for 3rd world countries.


https://www.ted.com/talks/katherine_..._generic_drugs


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Investigative journalist Katherine Eban set out to report on a seemingly straightforward question: Are generic drugs really identical to their brand-name counterparts? The answer sparked a decade of interviews, meetings with whistleblowers, on-the-ground reporting across four continents and digging into confidential FDA documents. In this alarming talk, she takes us inside overseas manufacturing plants and exposes the fraud behind many low-cost generic medicines.
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Old 10-26-2020, 05:54 AM
 
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I ordered a med pharma product from India and it was fake.

Never again.
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Old 10-26-2020, 08:32 AM
 
Location: McAllen, TX
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The bad NDMA or whatever was from China. China is a MAJOR manufacturer of pharmaceutical drugs for the US. I am referring to legitimate (not fake) drugs.

Doesn't mean Indian drugs are any better.
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Old 10-26-2020, 08:50 AM
 
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Many large drug companies subcontract out to Indian firms, buy their product and then market the product under their brand. In addition, Indian drug manufacturers have bought drug manufacturing companies in former East Bloc countries and produce the meds there. It's a tangled web so one just doesn't know until some scandal comes to light.
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Old 10-26-2020, 09:32 AM
 
Location: Shawnee-on-Delaware, PA
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I got a fake DSM-5 from India (blurry xeroxed pages, crude binding). I would never trust medicine direct from India.
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