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Personal Importation of Unapproved Medications

Phage Therapy Center ships bacteriophages and other natural medications to our patients for personal, non-commercial use. In some cases an infection can be resistant to bacteriophages. To ensure efficacy of the bacteriophage preparation, it is always advisable for the patient to first send a biological sample of the infection. From this sample our clinical lab will test sensitivity of the infection to bacteriophages and match the infection with the coorect medication.

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Import regulations vary by country and it is the patient's responsibility to be sure that all documentation is provided to allow import.


Australia

Individuals are permitted to import a single course of treatment or a 90-day supply for personal use.

Contact Phage Therapy Center for additional information.


Canada

Individuals are permitted to import a single course of treatment or a 90-day supply based on the directions for use, whichever is less, of an Over the Counter Drug; this rule also applies to unscheduled medications.

The drug must be for the individualís own personal use or for the use of a person for whom they are responsible and with whom they are travelling.

Health Canada web site:

www.hc-sc.gc.ca/dhp-mps/compli-conform/import-export/gui-0084_biu-uif-eng.php

Contact Phage Therapy Center for additional information.


United Kingdom

Import of small quantities of non-controlled prescription drugs for personal use does not require an import permit nor a prescription. Orders of over £18.00 are subject to delay by HM Revenue & Customs. VAT and Royal Mail International Handling Fee will have to be paid in order to collect your parcel.

Home Office web site:

www.gov.uk/controlled-drugs-licences-fees-and-returns

United States

FDA personnel may use their discretion to allow entry of shipments of violative FDA regulated products when the quantity and purpose are clearly for personal use, and the product does not present an unreasonable risk to the user. Even though all products that appear to be in violation of statutes administered by FDA are subject to refusal, FDA personnel may use their discretion to examine the background, risk, and purpose of the product before making a final decision. With appropriate documentation, personal importation of bacteriophage is permitted.

Contact Phage Therapy Center for additional information.


Commonwealth of Independent States, Former Eastern Bloc States, Baltic States and Yugoslavia

The Commonwealth of Independent States is a regional organization whose participating countries are former Soviet Republics, formed during the breakup of the Soviet Union. The term "Eastern Bloc" or "Communist Bloc" refers to the former communist states of Central and Eastern Europe, generally the Soviet Union and the countries of the Warsaw Pact. In most of these countries individuals may import bacteriophage medications for personal, non-commercial use. These countries include: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia, Slovenia, Turkemenistan, Tajikistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan.