The "Wing of Angels" is a non-profit foundation that has as its main goal is to reach out to the community and
raise funds to construct and maintain a permanent medical facility between Rocky Point & Sonoyta.
The reason for the facility is to provide urgent medical care for those in need in this rural area. It seems obvious why this facility is needed, but it wasn't until a tragedy occurred that awareness was made to the need.
On September 5, 1999, Kelsey Thomsen & 2 friends lay in the desert for nearly three hours without a critical medical care. All
three ultimately lost their lives in part due to this lack of urgent care, thus leading to the awareness. In losing their daughter, John & Judy Thomnsen were
called to doing something to prevent other families for experiencing this same trauma. As the developers of Laguna Shores, the Thomnsen uses their
resources along with other friends in the business, to raise funds to build this facility. We are eternally gratiful to the Thomnsen's for their
efforts in establishing this facility and we're sorry it took an incident like this to bring it about.
The need for improvement in services, equipment & facilities is an ongoing process for this organization. There are various way in which one can contribute to this needy cause. There is a golf tournment held each year to raise funds or donations may be made directly to the Wings of Angels Board of advisors.
There are two 'classes' of pharmacies. The most common is sequnda clase (second class), which is allowed to sell all but regulated medicines. Pharmacies that sell controlled or regulated drugs are referred to as primera clase. Controlled medicines are those that are deemed as having a high potential for abuse, such as Tarpon®, Valium® and anabolic steroids. If the word 'controlado' is used, it means that the drug is controlled and you can not buy it over the counter without a prescription from a recognized and registered Mexican doctor.
In order to purchase prescription medicines (especially pain killers), you will need a Mexican Prescription to buy them at the pharmacy. In order to take them back into America, you then must have an American prescription. To get a Mexican Prescription, you will need to see a Mexican doctor. To help the Mexican doctor with your medical conditions, your pertinent personal medical records may be of an assistance including your American prescription(s). On some of the less powerful drugs, i.e.. thyroid medicine may not require a Mexican prescription.
Many of the drug manufactures are interntional conglomerates, thus their medicines are available worldwide. Many of the drugs are sold under different names and dose amounts. However we a heard, since we haven't actually bought many, that one can purchase many of the U.S. comparable drugs.
You will not need a U.S. prescription to purchase the medicine, as we stated above, that with controlled medicines, you will nedd to see a Mexican doctor. By you having your medical information, this can greatly help the doctor in analysis your circumstances. As stated below, you will need your American prescription to re-enter the U.S.
As stated above, many of the drugs available in the U.S. are also available in Mexico. However they are under different labels and names. We have found that most of the primera class pharmacies have books that list the U.S. and Mexican comparables. The dose amounts of individual medicines may vary, thus we suggest that these purchase should always be done under the advice of your doctor, whether thay are American or Mexican. We have fond that not all salespersons in the pharmacy are licensed pharmacists, thus you should rely on your doctor for the proper substitute and dose amounts.
When entering the United States, you are legally required to disclose any medicines purchased in Mexico that you are bring back. On
controlled medicines, it is our understanding that you are allowed to bring an anoumt equal to a 90 day supply. In addition, you may need to provide proof that you are under a
doctor's supervision, i.e. your American prescription. You may only be able to bring an amount eqaul to that prescription.
If these issues are important to you, we suggest that you check with the U.S. Immigration Office first. Every year thousands of Americans purchase their prescription medicines from Mexico. However if you have problems on what you are importing, you will be the one facing and dealing with the legal problems by yourself.