Canada.com: Senior's heart meds seized by overzealous airport security

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in Other Countries' started by Mike, Oct 18, 2011.

  1. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Canada.com: Senior's heart meds seized by overzealous airport security

    Note that this occurred at a screening checkpoint, not a customs inspection. This was prior to a domestic Canadian flight.

    From my personal experience: A couple years ago I was hospitalized for 5 weeks with various issues. Part of my evaluation before I was finally released was my ability to follow prescription instructions and count & sort pills out into those seven-day containers. People are encouraged and instructed to do this by their medical providers. At the time I was taking almost 30 pills a day from ~10 prescriptions. It is very difficult for the average person to take this amount of medications reliably directly from the prescription bottles.
     
  2. Cartoon Peril

    Cartoon Peril Original Member

    That's one 93 year-old widow that won't be hijacking an airplane with those heart medications!
     
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  3. RB

    RB Founding Member

    I too use a pill organizer so I can keep track on the meds I take. None are highly controlled. I cannot see why any Pseudo Travel Security group would have any say in this matter. It is none of their fricken business.
     
  4. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Oh, she might, but will she survive the experience when her heart is fibrillating and her blood pressure is going off the high end of the scale? An effective grannyjacker is one who takes her meds!
     
  5. TravelnMedic

    TravelnMedic Original Member

    I have a chronic condition and at it's worst I'm taking almost a 50-60 pills a day from 10-20 different medications for that alone and doesn't factor in the meds for my back or PRN meds. There's no way in (expletive deleted) I'm taking that many bottles as my carrying space would be eaten up by the bottles alone, and getting smaller bottles, extra labels and such is a pain in the butt when ordering 90 day quantities. So I do to use the 7 day boxes with 4 slots for each day. Unless it's a med listed on the CSA or in my med roll it's in the 7 day pill box for space.

    Oh yeah speaking of which... Still waiting Ronald for you to complete his drug ID test from almost two years ago as you claim to be able to identify drugs based on sight alone.

    I wonder if any of the AYEsses would like to know what it feels like to have there heart jacked with. For the average senior who isn't on there meds or doesn't have them (due criminal negligent stupidity) the equivalent for a health adult would be me pushing 1 mg/10cc of epinephrine 1/10,000 IV, followed about 15 secs later by 6mg/1cc of adenosine wait 1 minute then rinse repeat. I wouldn't get through round one before the (expletive deleted) would probably be screaming uncle. Dang TSA thinks 100ml/3.4oz is dangerous when I don't even need 1oz to put one 2m under, and epi nor adenosine are in that combo.

    It's funny how in medicine metric is the standard and so easy and imperial is not easy yet the average (expletive deleted) can't convert back and forth without getting lost.
     
  6. RB

    RB Founding Member

    I don't think ASSes understand the difference between a 4 oz fishing weight and a 4 oz container of liquid.
     
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  7. TravelnMedic

    TravelnMedic Original Member

    well thats been a issue from day one. Net Wt, Fluid Wt, Displacement Weight, etc
     
  8. AngryMiller

    AngryMiller Original Member

    No they don't. They don't know the difference between a solid and a liquid is either. Their half-witted leadership whips out poorly defined definitions and expects the rocket scientists at the checkpoint to know the differences.
     
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