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Buying Viagra On Facebook? Companies Like “Pilot”?

pilot-ad-teaser

So how do they get away with it? I wanted to know – so I put down the $20 deposit and found out.

Conversations, details, that’s coming. But the upshot:

$5.75 per pill from Pilot vs $1.67 per pill from Chemist’s Warehouse (pack of 12 generic 100mg sildenafil citrate tablets.)

These drugs are Schedule 4 (Prescription Only Medication – click here for more info.) Your assessment is an online quiz. At no point do you chat with, digitally or verbally. The takeaway: YOU CAN LIE. They can’t tell, they don’t care. They want money. It’s doctor shopping. Dangerously high blood pressure? Just lie.

Other medications? You can just lie. Under 18? Use your fathers drivers license number + Medicare. ID check = complete. Foolproof, utterly (sarcasm, guys.)

You pay $69.00 AUD for a prescription you do not get yourself, and are sent generic sildenafil citrate tablets (Viagra), 12x 100mg tablets. It costs $20.00 AUD at Chemist’s Warehouse for generics. Pilot tells me it’s because telehealth is not subsidised by the government. Your prescription (that they have) has 5 repeats. Each repeat costs the same $69.00, reasoning being you can consult with your doctor at any time (that last part is my guess.)

Basically, they’re milking you for money.

Imagine if they did this for other S4 drugs – diazepam, lorazepam, clonazepam – that class of drug (benzodiazepines) along with alcohol are the only drugs that can cause death from withdrawal.

Viagra itself, from Pfizer, originally cost around $65.00 AUD for a box of 4x 100mg tablets. Then they failed to hold onto the patent, allowing in generic versions. Viagra was moneymaker. And the guy who created it? Well, he wasn’t on the patent. No royalties. All he was trying to do was create a drug to treat heart disease.

Also, I find it amusing the amount of tracking they like to do of you across the internet (click to see below):

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Don’t SMS People Telling Them About The Crimes You Are Committing

This is a pet hate of mine. I get an SMS. Somebody is asking me something, and it involves them admitting to committing a crime (hypothetically.)

Example: The idiot who texted me asking if I could help them cook crystal methylamphetamine (knowing I have studied chemistry.)

What has that idiot done? First, they just stated that they are intending to commit an offence and are asking me to commit an offence violating the NSW Drug Misuse And Trafficking Act 1985 No. 26, section 19:

Aiding, abetting etc commission of offence in New South Wales

(1) A person who aids, abets, counsels, procures, solicits or incites the commission of an offence under this Division is guilty of an offence and liable to the same punishment, pecuniary penalties and forfeiture as the person would be if the person had committed the firstmentioned offence.

Secondly, SMS metadata is retained on all Australians for two years by law. Thirdly, it would be easy to subpoena the contents of SMS messages as the message alone is at least reasonable suspicion, if not probable cause (circumstances dependent.)

How to communicate safely if something that could be taken the wrong way needs to be discussed?

Read on:

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