Probably it is just talk... No doubt the "Big Pharma" companies would love to have all the world's government customs agencies working for them. But the reality is that no responsible government and no responsible customs agent would ever or should ever want to prevent an ordinary citizen from travelling with life-savings medicines on their person.
Imagine the political and press outrage if some old grandpa or grandma (like most of the people on FixHepC) had their heart pills or hepatitis pills confiscated at the border? What they heck are our tough customs agents playing at? They should be protecting our borders against terrorists, not sick people.
So if it is OK and accepted that ordinary citizens can travel from country A to country B with their personal medications, what's the big difference between that and getting a small quantity of life-saving medicine delivered by post?
By the same argument, there should be a major political and press outrage if ever a personal quantity of essential medicines is blocked by the postal or courier services. Mostly in the european union countries, this is officially allowed and no problem. Some european countries officially disallow personal imports, but unofficially turn a blind eye . As far as I understand it, the USA kind of falls in the last category. It depends on who you ask. So the best strategy seems not to ask for permissions and just do it,
In short, what the heck is wrong with importing your medication from a different country anyway? If you trust the source, just do it!
The burden of proof should be on Big Pharma to *prove* that medicines made in India or Bangladesh, etc., don't work. Not the other way around. But on that point, all they have to offer is fear and propaganda. So until there is hard evidence to the contrary... I rest my case!
Diagnosed Jan 2015: GT3, A0+F0/F1. Fatigue + Brain-Fog.
Started Sof+Dac from fixHepC 10-Nov-2015. NO sides.
Pre-Tx: AST 82, ALT 133, Viral Load 1 900 000.
Week4: AST 47, ALT 58. VL < 15 (unquantifiable).
Week12 (EOT): AST 30, ALT 26, VL UND
Week16 (EOT+4): AST 32, ALT 28, GGT 24, VL UND
Week28 (EOT+16): AST 26, ALT 22, GGT 24, VL UND
Ever grateful to Dr James.
Relapsed somewhere after all that... Bummer!
Jan 2018: VL 63 000 (still GT3).