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hi, iam in the uk and my sister is in Zambia unfortunately

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hi, iam in the uk and my sister is in Zambia unfortunately my nephew is undergoing chemotherapy. being a third world and with only one cancer treatment centre they run out of drugs. I need to help my sister to get the listed drugs and send them legally.
my question is where is the best place to purchase cytarabine infusion(iv) and 6-thioguanine po.
many thanks
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 3 years ago.
Hello
You can not purchase this without a prescription....
Can your nephew come to theUK?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

no he has started treatment, but like I said the hospital has run out of drugs. if he came to the uk what is the cost for a non resident?

Expert:  DrRussMD replied 3 years ago.
That is just about impossible to say.
But you can not buy the drugs.
The NHS should know the answer to cost approximately.
Contact them here:
http://www.england.nhs.uk/contact-us/
They can at least tell you the base cost, but that will vary depending on how much he needs, where he is treated, etc.
Even better: here is where you would want him treated: the best: call there and talk to them:
http://www.royalmarsden.nhs.uk/private-care/pages/why.aspx
OK, so that is an initial answer….
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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

thanks for your advise, I know that the uk is very regulated, is there anywhere I could try.

Expert:  DrRussMD replied 3 years ago.
You must call this hospital...they are advertising private treatment.
http://www.royalmarsden.nhs.uk/private-care/pages/why.aspx
Clearly you must not have looked at this site.
If you call them, and the NHS, and there is a legitimate way to get the medication, they would know, but I think he is going to have to come to you for treatment.
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