While there may be a little inconvenience in the beginning and people on prescription meds may need to adjust the new UAE rules on bringing in stuff are longterm sensible.
Prescriptions mean nothing. Up until now that was a piece of paper taken on trust but now even this document comes under scrutiny because it is these prescription meds that are the most sinister.
Some doctor gives you the ‘calmer’ the ‘sleeper’ the anxiety crusher,the anti depressive,the upper and the downer and you are soon reduced to a creature of habit,dependent on pills and capsules. One day you cannot access them and gloom descends,thick and forbidding and totally overwhelming,holding you at ransom.
Now you cannot sleep.The pain spikes. Anxiety,like an angry sea boils within and depression sits like a stone in your head.
My kingdom for a pill,just one.
How are this tribe any less hooked than a junkie? Just because you didnt get your fix in some sleazy tunnel or tenement but were given it by a pharmacist in a white coat with a bill doesn’t mean you are safe. Yes,of course it is easy to be beguiled because these are not wrapped in dirty little bags exchanged surreptitiousy by some dealer.These come in silver strips and little pretty bottles and have you in thrall.
I should know.Been there done that. And thr havoc it played with my synapses and my senses,all of it wrapped in mentor concern.
Look at the price I paid in the end.
Just a medical student trying his best to learn, to seek and not to yield. Not finding enough hours in the day to combat the workload and converting sleep into a luxury,give me a pill.
So from me to all of you let me tell you they got it right in the UAE. They will monitor the meds and more luck to them.