Simple, cheap and global Access Medicine
Pharmafree want to make some very important changes to the way medicine is seen amongst students, academics, professionals and doctors.
For too long the international access to important medicines have seen a recognized shift from doctor scrutinized prescription based access to free informational offshore pharmacies.
This is important for two main reasons. Based on the fact that everyone with access to the internet is able to identify and execute some of the basic medicinal prescribing information with relative ease. Further to this, the availability of vital medicines within simple online search has proliferated to the point where availability of the tablets is saturated.
This has led to the obvious fear for unlicensed and uncontrolled medicinal formulas being offered with no regard for patient safety. Although this danger is an obvious and rightful fear which should be recognized and addressed, it does not seem to warrant much of the online scare mongering dished out by the FDA, MHRA and other state funded organizations.
Although we advocate the use of online rogue pharmacy checkers and other forms of online pharmacy safety, we’ve also seen some important truths within the offshore pharmacy business. A recent finding has shown that over 50% of people who’ve purchased drugs online have done so without checking the legitimacy of the pharmacy.
We’ve ordered and tested many of the products ordered from some of the more common product lines and found the items to be pure. Furthermore, we’ve found that the majority of formulas are provided by the larger Indian pharmacies with little need for impure or adulterated products. Many of the key ingredients are well-known, cheap to source and synthesis, meaning that the need to manufacture fake pills is much less with certain products.
Many doctors will not prescribe medication without rigorous prerequisites, however, politics and global financial pressures often prevent vital anti-anxiety, ADHD and general cognitive enhancing supplements from being made available to those who require them.
We’ve identified two distinct products which have seen an advent of information and availability online. Benzodiazepines are an important part of the medicinal world with many doctors prescribing long half-life benzodiazepines like Valium (Diazepam) instead or shorter acting forms like Etilaam (Etizolam). The reasons being that only certain versions of drugs are available to the public in certain countries, and so are often wrongly prescribed for incorrect symptoms. As we believe products like Etizolam being available, we identified etizolab.com as one of the major global suppliers and had the product lab tested. Etilaam branded pills were HPLC analyzed and found to contain the correct active ingredients with the correct purity. Although many pharmacies do not offer this type of promotion of their third party testing, we have seen a growing trend of independently analyzed brands which have then been publicly promoted on dedicated pages for this consumer to see.
This trend seems to be growing not only within the online pharmacy scene but also within self-proclaimed supplement based products such as Adrafinil and Tianeptine. Although, Tianeptine has recently been moved over to research chemical based websites as well as pharmacy branded tablets. Further to our online search for this third party analysis trend, we’ve identified a supplement site adrafinil.com and a research chemical site rcnetchemicals.com with valid third party certificates of analysis or COA’s.
We predict that the manufacture of online medicines and branded pharmaceuticals being faked or impure is possibly an inflated view of government based agendas, funded and influenced by major pharmaceutical companies at the expense of the consumers wallets.
However, more official publication and comprehensive analysis of these online stores is required before these claims can be validated on the larger scale.
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