No longer will we have the chance to buy lipitor from Canada. Costa Rica frowns on shipping drugs into the country. Drugs for humans that is. Doggie drugs are no problemo.
I may try to convince them that the lipitor is for the perros, but those customs guys are pretty smart. We have had two shipments that have come by mail re-routed to San Jose so the customs dudes could open and inspect the packages.
One was a bunch of pill pockets from Drs. Foster and Smith. Customs decided this was treats for the dogs and let them through with only a small duty attached. (Or maybe it was a handling fee, who knows?)
The other time was when I bought a back-up CPAP. The customs inspector opened the box and asked if it was a camera ! Luckily the instruction manual had a Spanish translation which I pointed out to him.
He didn’t have a clue. So I opened up the CPAP case and showed him the tube and the mask and did a deep breathing exercise.
He nodded, repacked the CPAP and sent me to the other window to pay a small fee. He didn’t have a clue.
Drugs from Canada aren’t on our radar anymore, but our prescription drugs in Costa Rica are free – some of them, if they have the correct dosage.