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What About Prescription Medications?

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JoeSmith
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What About Prescription Medications?

Hi, everybody.

I am not about to go to prison right now, but it is possible that I might at a later date.

I am on a prescription medication, and my question is will I still be able to get it in prison? If I do not get this medication, I will gradually get more and more sleepy until after about 6 months I will only be able to wake up for a few minutes per day, and death will most likely follow.

My question is, will this medication be available to me in prison? If not, then it is a horrible way to go and I will make sure that I am not captured alive. If that means taking a few cops with me, well, I would hate to do that, those guys are just doing their jobs, right?

Anyways the medication is called Androgel. Costs about $260 per month. (I have somebody on the outside who would pay for it if possible.) Does anybody know about this?

Edited by: JoeSmith on Apr 6 2010 - 4:00pm Reason: Imported from old database.
lulu
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well, thats really a hard question to answer. I would recommend that you speak to your lawyer about this so he can bring this up in court,

english2791
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androgel is testosterone not sure how that keeps you awake

JoeSmith
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androgel is testosterone not sure how that keeps you awake

Testosterone is a necessary hormone, the body cannot function without it. Androgel is one particular medication that provides it. For dull details see here:-
The Official Site of AndroGel

YMIHere
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I don't know for a fact but I'm pretty sure that when you get to prison they are going to give you a once over. If the prison doctor determines that this is medically necessary then I'm going to guess you will get it on the tab of the prison. If he says it's NOT then it doesn't matter who you have willing to pay for it.

whitediamonds
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[COLOR=blue]If you can bring your current perscription bottles with you in property would help, they will not allow the pills themselves.[/COLOR]
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[COLOR=#0000ff]If not they will ask you about any meds you were taking and for what reason, tell them the DR who perscibes what you take, phone number any information, and they will fax the Doctor on what meds, They are fast on these type of issues, and will give meds required whether you can pay for them or not.[/COLOR]

theotherlondon
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I know for a fact people in prison here in Canada
get Paxil.

theotherlondon
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Testosterone is a necessary hormone, the body cannot function without it. Androgel is one particular medication that provides it. For dull details see here:-
The Official Site of AndroGel

I also have received Testoserone shots and have noticed
the difference in me.
(PS. so has my Girl Friend)

YMIHere
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I also have received Testoserone shots and have noticed
the difference in me.
(PS. so has my Girl Friend)

You go Boy, lol.

theotherlondon
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You go Boy, lol.

Ha, also my Doctor gives me Paxil(yes it helps)

JoeSmith
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[QUOTE=peanut2;944131][COLOR=blue]If you can bring your current perscription bottles with you in property would help, they will not allow the pills themselves.[/COLOR]
[COLOR=#0000ff][/COLOR]
[COLOR=#0000ff]If not they will ask you about any meds you were taking and for what reason, tell them the DR who perscibes what you take, phone number any information, and they will fax the Doctor on what meds, They are fast on these type of issues, and will give meds required whether you can pay for them or not.[/COLOR][/QUOTE]

Thanks for your help on this.

Why I was worried is that I once employed a technician, who was tragically murdered. One of the best techs I ever had. They did arrest a suspect, but the suspect died while awaiting trial. Cause of death was a cerebral annurism caused by improper management of his type II diabetes. How hard is it to manage type II diabetes for a couple of months? Just a few shots and a few glucose tests.

Anyways, this left me with no feeling of closure at all. My personal opinion, based on the evidence, is that the suspect may have been guilty. But we will never know. How much better it would have been if the suspect had stood trial, been found guilty, and still be living on death row today, in constant fear of his life.

There is concern among the courts that prison medical care may not be adequate in general.
Michigan Judge Threatens $2 Million Fine for Inadequate Prison Health Care | American Civil Liberties Union

I just wanted to know what my own chances would be, and I think that you have answered my question. Once again, thanks.

industrialcalculator
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