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I'm assuming this community doesn't require the disclaimer that you probably shouldn't do this if you have access to professional medical treatment, this is for exigent circumstances where professional medical treatment isn't available — but I'm not your dad so that's just a suggestion.

There's been talk of fish antibiotics in the prepper community for quite a few years — as a hobby chemist/biologist and active paramedic+RN, I've always been suprised that we don't hear more about laboratory supplies.

It's extremely easy to get very pure (don't confuse pure with sterile) local anesthetics, antibiotics, emergency medications like epinephrine (for allergy) or albuterol (for asthma/COPD), I even have atropine (common cardiac arrest medication but also used in organophosphate poisoning or for reversal of nerve gases). Especially antibiotics - most prescription only antibiotics are only considered controlled when labeled for human or animal use, but not for lab or petri dish use. This obviously doesn't extend to high scheduled controlled substances like opiates or dissociatives, however there are plenty of illegal suppliers of those too.

Here's the catch: Generally lab supplies come very cheap but in bulk, they aren't graded for human or animal consumption, they often come in powder solutions that have to be dissolved with ethanol or saline, and you have to do a lot of work to measure out doses properly. That generally involves a miligram scale, lots of patience, and often lots of repetition. Some suppliers also won't ship to residential addresses, but some do.

I would highly recommend you have the equipment to perform reagent tests on your substances. I also wouldn't use anything that isn't marked as sterile for injection, but possibly consumption/wound irrigation in the right circumstances. Do with this information as you will, as a medical professional I can't recommend you do this outside of exigent circumstances, I'm not your dad - but please do some research and be extremely careful if you do decide to go this route.
 

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I'm assuming this community doesn't require the disclaimer that you probably shouldn't do this if you have access to professional medical treatment, this is for exigent circumstances where professional medical treatment isn't available - but I'm not your dad so that's just a suggestion.

There's been talk of fish antibiotics in the prepper community for quite a few years - as a hobby chemist/biologist and active paramedic+RN, I've always been suprised that we don't hear more about laboratory supplies.

It's extremely easy to get very pure (don't confuse pure with sterile) local anesthetics, antibiotics, emergency medications like epinephrine (for allergy) or albuterol (for asthma/COPD), I even have atropine (common cardiac arrest medication but also used in organophosphate poisoning or for reversal of nerve gases). Especially antibiotics - most prescription only antibiotics are only considered controlled when labeled for human or animal use, but not for lab or petri dish use. This obviously doesn't extend to high scheduled controlled substances like opiates or dissociatives, however there are plenty of illegal suppliers of those too.

Here's the catch: Generally lab supplies come very cheap but in bulk, they aren't graded for human or animal consumption, they often come in powder solutions that have to be dissolved with ethanol or saline, and you have to do a lot of work to measure out doses properly. That generally involves a miligram scale, lots of patience, and often lots of repetition. Some suppliers also won't ship to residential addresses, but some do.

I would highly recommend you have the equipment to perform reagent tests on your substances. I also wouldn't use anything that isn't marked as sterile for injection, but possibly consumption/wound irrigation in the right circumstances. Do with this information as you will, as a medical professional I can't recommend you do this outside of exigent circumstances, I'm not your dad - but please do some research and be extremely careful if you do decide to go this route.
Disclaimer? DISCLAIMER?

We don't need no steenkin' DISCLAIMER!:vs_mad:
 

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Lab supplies aren't graded for human or animal consumption and some suppliers won't ship to residential addresses. If you decide to go this route, please do some research and be extremely careful. In general, it's always better to go with professional medical treatment, however, if you're looking for ways to save money on your prescriptions, you can check out the various programs and discounts available such as Save up to 80% on your prescriptions. Overall, it's important to be mindful of the risks and to seek professional help if you have access to it.
 

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Yeah as a physician with a greenhouse and school we order a lot of stuff too - except we can do the scrutiny and answer the questions and i think you take that for granted? Why would you suggest that anyway? So we all end up hobbled when our environment functioned fine and we don't owe it to whatever people to mess our own selves up to where we cant function either?
All these would be "saviours" who want credit for talking are self serving and put that vanity above other thought. Since the room is big enough, they are glad for their mouth to match it.
People need to keep looking and learning and accepting that unless they make something, it may be hard to come by. Cheater culture is going flat and supplies will be cut off. Stop with all the repurposing abuse and stop teaching people to make nitro without knowing if its on ice?
 
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