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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 29 Oct 2011 11:14 am

Yeah, the right weight, like hanging for a dime bag of weed. :o

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Postby nakatago » Sat, 29 Oct 2011 11:34 am

ecureilx wrote:JR8: You would have done a service :D :D .. as I understand Pseudephedrine can be used to make a potent party drug .. no idea how it happens .. just that's what my better half said ...


I think x9200 has the prerequisite knowledge and training. :wink:

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Postby x9200 » Sat, 29 Oct 2011 11:43 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Yeah, the right weight, like hanging for a dime bag of weed. :o

25 g or more TBP. It serves the purpose so it seems to be the right weight.

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Postby JR8 » Sat, 29 Oct 2011 1:30 pm

ecureilx wrote:JR8: You would have done a service :D :D .. as I understand Pseudephedrine can be used to make a potent party drug .. no idea how it happens .. just that's what my better half said ...


Yes it is the pre-cursor of Crystal Meth.

However, as the pharmacist was working from a prescription, who am I to consider reporting my concern (I was more surprised than concerned TBH)?

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Postby ecureilx » Sat, 29 Oct 2011 2:34 pm

nakatago wrote:
ecureilx wrote:JR8: You would have done a service :D :D .. as I understand Pseudephedrine can be used to make a potent party drug .. no idea how it happens .. just that's what my better half said ...


I think x9200 has the prerequisite knowledge and training. :wink:




Oops .. apologies to the chemist man :D :D

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Postby ausinsg » Sun, 30 Oct 2011 3:28 pm

ecureilx wrote:
Things I have seen confiscated at Woodlands Checkpoints ... Contraceptive Pills, sleeping pills, herbal pills ... anti septic creams, anti viral stuff, and the like .. and anti biotics .. and more


That is one way to redress the declining population! ;)

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Postby ecureilx » Sun, 30 Oct 2011 8:06 pm

ausinsg wrote:
ecureilx wrote:
Things I have seen confiscated at Woodlands Checkpoints ... Contraceptive Pills, sleeping pills, herbal pills ... anti septic creams, anti viral stuff, and the like .. and anti biotics .. and more


That is one way to redress the declining population! ;)


you mean by people dying when they use illegal contraceptive pills ? :D :D And illegal abortion pills ???

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 30 Oct 2011 8:37 pm

You need to be clearer in your posts then. You did not mention anything previously to illegal or counterfeit drugs........ :-|

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Postby boffenl » Tue, 01 Nov 2011 8:44 am

Wow-another post where I agree with MHB. :)

I also bring back a pharmacy in my suitcase, kids medicine, adults medicine, bandages/bandaids, vitamins, anything else that's more than twice or three times as expensive here. I have NEVER had anyone say anything--granted as a middle aged mom (UGH) I probably don't fit the criteria.

I alos do not bring in any narcotics or non-over the counter medication. It's all stuff I get at Wal-Mart clearly labeled and in the original containers. That way, IF there was a question I have the sealed boxes with dates and full ingredients list.

OTOH--I've never had a friend or relative stopped in SG with their medicines either. Maybe we all look too friendly?

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Postby Crido » Wed, 09 Nov 2011 6:43 pm

Thanks for the info in the posts. I had no idea pills are more expensive than in Europe and am now in the process of "to take with us" lists.

Could you please advise on what to include, especially for the kids? I will buy a few more packs of ibuprophene, something for colds, tummy problems. Some antibiotics( there are some types you can buy without prescription here....)?

Many thanks!

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Postby JR8 » Wed, 09 Nov 2011 7:18 pm

Any dietary/vitamin supplements are way more expensive in SG. Keep in mind though in SG you have to keep them in the fridge or they will rapidly degrade into powder or a sticky glob.

Antibiotics? GPs seem to prescribe them for whatever you go in for (what ever you go in for you will always be given four medications), and they never seemed to cost a lot.

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Postby ecureilx » Wed, 09 Nov 2011 8:03 pm

JR8 wrote:Antibiotics? GPs seem to prescribe them for whatever you go in for (what ever you go in for you will always be given four medications), and they never seemed to cost a lot.


My GP is very vary of prescribing an anti biotics :(


Of course .. nowadays I don't need to see the GP anymore .. but that's a different story ..

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zopiclone

Postby michieveous » Sat, 10 Dec 2011 8:19 pm

anyone know where to get sleeping pills such as zopiclone here in SG? do i need to see doctor for this drugs?
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Re: zopiclone

Postby Strong Eagle » Sat, 10 Dec 2011 10:48 pm

michieveous wrote:anyone know where to get sleeping pills such as zopiclone here in SG? do i need to see doctor for this drugs?
thanks


Yes.

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Postby boffenl » Mon, 12 Dec 2011 10:26 am

You'll need to see a doctor--and the rules for prescribing such meds have very recently gotten a bit more difficult. All docs must input the NRIC/name and the dosage into a nation wide database. To stop patients from doctor hopping and getting more than they realistically need.

My neighborhood doc just put a new sign up saying he no longer carries the sleeping pills in his clinic. I guess he would give you the prescription and you'd have to fill it at Guardian or Watsons pharmacies--then they'll have to add you to the database.


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